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Anyone who is at least 16 years of age with parental consent. Only those applicants that are at least 18 years of age can attend our Fire Academy.
No fire experience is necessary.
You're required to make a certain percentage of the weekly Tuesday 6 to 10 p.m. trainings as well as a certain percentage of the fire calls per year.
A mustache is fine, but you can not have facial hair that extends past the corners of your mouth. Excessive facial hair could prevent your SCBA mask from sealing properly against your face.
Yes, we encourage anyone who is interested in the fire service to join.
Our masks have a place for inserts for your prescription.
Call our Administrative Offices at 281-554-1465.
View the job applications for the fire department. If you have questions, please contact our Administrative Office. The Fire Marsha's Office will send out a history packet for those moving forward in the onboarding process.
The City of League City has a detailed map of flood zones, you can find the map and more information here.
Click here to view job postings.
We currently have our application online. Simply fill it out and click submit. Click here to view the application.
Residents looking to apply for a City permit can find information here. For further information, people should contact the Planning Department.
View the Code of Ordinances here.
You can view common code violations in the City's Neighborhood Services page.
All program registration must take place in person at Hometown Heroes Park (1001 East League City Parkway) or by visiting our online registration portal if you have an account set up. There is no phone or email registration.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet! You can view all available pets here. Adoptions are completed in person at the shelter on a first come, first served basis. Find the step-by-step process here, along with more information on adopting at pet a League City Animal Care!
We would love for you to get involved at League City Animal Care! There are many rewarding ways to support the shelter, ranging from Volunteering to providing a temporary home to a shelter pet by becoming a LCAC Foster! You can also support our shelter animals and our programs by donating!
While League City Animal Care’s Animal Protection Officers work primarily with domestic pets, they will also work with local rehabbers and transporters to help injured or orphaned wildlife or wildlife that is inside a human dwelling. Learn more about wildlife here. Please note that officers will not respond to calls to remove healthy wildlife from their natural habitat.
Most animals are found close to home (on average, just a few houses away!) and a neighbor has a MUCH higher chance of helping a pet get home to their family than a shelter does. If you’re able to hold onto a stray pet temporarily while you look for the owner, you’re upping the odds that they’ll find their family while also helping shelters save space for sick or injured animals most in need! Learn more about how to help lost pets here.
We offer a Home to Home program that allows pet owners to place their pet in a new loving home themselves! We also have several programs in place designed to help you keep your pet instead of surrendering them to a shelter. Learn more about these programs and rehoming a pet here.
Yes, our municipal ordinance requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over three months of age be registered with the City and wear a City registration tag. To register your pet, please visit the shelter during business hours with a current rabies certificate. Learn more about pet registration and other pet-related ordinances here.
The Fire Chief, executive assistant, and quartermaster are paid positions. There is also a stipend program for the volunteers to staff Station One during weekday and night hours. Other than that all firefighters are volunteers.
The Fire Department saves the City $16-18 million each year.
Six. There are plans to build more in the future to keep up with the growth of the City.
The number varies depending on how many volunteers live within each stations' response area. It varies between 10 and 36.
No, because we are volunteer, we only respond to the station for training, during emergencies, or when responding to a call. However, beginning January 2016, a program that utilizes existing volunteer firefighters to staff a station Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. began. This led to a night staffing initiative that began in November 2016 and expanded to seven nights per week in May 2017. The overall goal of this program is to improve service to League City residents. For more information regarding this program, call the Administrative office at 218-554-1465.
Each applicant cadet of LCVFD is required to attend at least 3 months of training. It consists of 80 hours of basic firefighting training. Most of the training occurs on Monday and Wednesday nights and occasional Saturdays. Pending successful completion of cadet training, applicants will join the department as firefighters where they will receive training every Tuesday night from 6 to 9 p.m. In all, the department receives over 8,000 hours of training per year.
All active firefighters carry a special pager that alerts them of a call and situation.
Our gear is typically kept at our stations. Some of our firefighters keep their gear in their personal vehicles because they travel throughout the City.
It is hard to gauge due to the rapid growth of our City, but the past few years have had 2000 to 2200 calls annually.
There really is no busy time of year. We average about 160 calls per month.
Nothing, the Fire Department will make service calls to your house at no charge.
It varies, we have several officers that drive fire department vehicles all the time, while others go to the station first to get the fire trucks. The average response time for 2021 came in at nine minutes, but the station staffing programs aim to improve this number.
We would call on the surrounding area fire departments for what is called Automatic/Mutual aid. With this system, we can get anything we need from surrounding area departments.
The volunteers provided fire prevention education to over 5,500 children, spending over 200 hours of personal and vacation time to accomplish this life-saving effort.
League City Fire Academy Cadets receive over 120 hours of training through the College of the Mainland.
Call our Administrative Offices at 281-554-1465.
View the job applications for the Fire Department. If you have questions, please contact our Administrative Office. The Fire Marshal's Office will send out a history packet for those moving forward in the onboarding process.
To create an account and receive a library card, you will need to bring in something that contains your name, and current living address.
Some options are:
These items (except for the valid Texas ID) can also be provided electronically on a smart device.
For more information, and other options for address verification, check out our Getting Started guide.
Don't want to wait in line? Fill out the online library card application.
Helen Hall Library no longer charges overdue fines for its overdue materials. Instead, items that are overdue by 30 days or more will be assumed lost and you will be charged the cost of the item plus a non-refundable processing fee of $5 per item. Returning assumed lost items will remove all associated lost charges and your account will be reinstated.
Questions? Consult our borrowing policy for more information or call us at 281-554-1120.
To reserve a book you will need to log into your online account with your library card number and PIN.
1. Log in
2. Search for the materials you want
3. Select the title
4. Select "place hold"
5. You will be prompted to select "place hold" again- (select it again)
You have correctly placed the title on hold if you see a window that says "success" and the option to select "OK."
With the parent/legal guardian present, a child can be signed up for a library card at any age.To sign a child up for a library card, the parent/legal guardian must provide proof of residence through one of the following options:
The Helen Hall Library provides extensive interlibrary loan services to members. Learn about those services.
A title may be renewed up to two times as long as no other library member is waiting for it (has the item on "hold").
The total limit for items checked out at any given time is 99.
It is completely free to replace a lost or stolen library card! Bring your driver's license to the front desk and a staff member will issue you a new card as well as deactivate your lost or stolen card.
Read to the Dogs is a volunteer program that partners therapy-trained dogs with children, grades 1 - 3, who need extra reading support. To enroll in this special program, call 281-554-1113 or email Ziba Cyrus. Registration is required.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a fun, exciting, and free way to start your child on the path to success!
Did you know that reading to your child helps them learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge—all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering Kindergarten.
Any child ages birth to five years can participate. Click here for more information.
Yes! The library hosts storytimes for three different developmental levels: Babies and Books: Infants from birth to walking Toddler Time: Ages one to three Preschool Storytime: Ages three to fiveFor more details, consult our calendar of events or call us at 281-554-1113.
All programs at Helen Hall Library are free! Always!
Anyone can use the computers at Helen Hall Library. You do not have to have a library card to use our computers.
Yes! The library offers computer classes on a variety of topics. Consult our class guide, call us at 281-554-1101, or reach out to Electronic Services Librarian Amelia Chau for more information.
The library has English conversation practice on Mondays at 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. For more information email Assistant City Librarian Darla Rance or call her at 281-554-1102.
Helen Hall Library cards never expire. The only time a library card will not work is if it has been replaced.
The library offers temporary electronic accounts that expire after 90 days.
For more information about user accounts, check out our Getting Started guide or contact Circulation Services at 281-554-1120.
If you have forgotten your PIN, call Circulation Services at 281-554-1120 and request your PIN. You must have either your library card number or your driver's license number to obtain this information.
The automated return system sometimes has updates, has experienced a power outage, or has a jam that can take it offline. Should this happen after hours, please keep the materials with you and try visiting us during open hours or trying the automated return again at your convenience. The library no longer charges late fines for overdue materials.
Yes, the library offers free Wi-Fi.
Helen Hall Library provides its users with access to a variety of research and reference databases!
When accessing databases from outside the library you will be required to enter your 14-digital library card number. A handful of databases are only accessible inside the library.
For more information, contact our Reference Services unit by phone at 281-554-1101 or submit a request for one-on-one research help.
Yes! A scanner is available at the business center next to the Reference Desk on the second floor. Documents and photographs may be scanned, e-mailed, faxed, or saved to a USB drive.
Yes! There are three study rooms on the second floor. The rooms are available on a first come first served basis and require sign-in at the Refence Desk.
You can renew your library materials over the phone by calling 281-554-1120. You can also renew your library materials online. To renew online you will need your library card number and PIN.On the library catalog page, the renewal option is under both the log in or my account options in the menu bar at the top right of the page. Once logged in, under the checkouts tab of your account, you will see the list of titles you have checked out with the due dates on the right. You can select all or individually select materials to renew. You will need to select renew and then confirm you would like to renew. The page will refresh and next to the item name there will be a note stating if the item was successfully renewed or not.
We do not keep a record of any materials that patrons check out in order to protect their privacy. For more information, please contact us by phone at 281-554-1120 or stop by and speak with a member of our Circulation team.
Helen Hall Library encourages patron-led programming for the benefit of our community! Please email Adult Services Librarian Joanne Turner or contact her by phone at 281-554-1103.
If you think you have lost a book, please contact a member of our Circulation team at 281-554-1120. If you can't find a book, you can renew it up to two times; if after you have renewed it twice, you still can't find it, the book will remain on your account for thirty days until the replacement cost is automatically charged to your account.
Caris Brown is your Local History Librarian and can assist with any inquiries regarding articles, images, primary sources and more related to local history. You can reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 281-554-1105.
Printing services are available.Printing is $0.10 a page for black and white and $0.50 a page for color.Payments must be cash only.
A copier is available on the library's second floor.The cost is $0.10 a page for black & white and $0.50 a page for color copies.
The library welcomes donations of books, memorials, and other gifts. Opportunities are also available for members to serve on several boards. Find out more about how you can help.
Helen Hall Library of League City, Texas has meeting rooms available for use by individuals, organizations, businesses and groups. Review the policies and access an application to apply for a meeting space.
The library provides various services to members, including fax services, wireless access, and more. Learn more about the services available.
Title placement and promotion services are available to local authors. Find out more about those services.
If you temporarily misplaced your library card you can use a valid Texas ID to check out your library materials.
We are open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to Noon. For a list of League City Holidays, please click here.
Our address is 200 W. Walker, League City, TX 77573. Our building is located between the library and City Hall.
League City does not automatically assign a court date. You have 20 working days from the date you received your citation to select an option available to you. You may use our website at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/leaguecitytx/court/search to look up your violation and see those options. If you choose to select an option and proceed online, your payment will not be reversed or refunded. You may also contact a clerk at 281-554-1060 during normal office hours for further assistance.
Cash, Money Order, Credit Card (**Name must be printed on card and a photo ID must be shown if making a payment with a credit card). Credit cards are accepted online. The court does not accept checks.
No, League City Municipal Court does not accept phone payments.
No, League City Municipal Court does not process any violation over the phone. A clerk will only be able to give you your due date or options available to you over the phone. All cases must be handled online or in person at our office.
The online website for payment is: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/leaguecitytx/court/search
You may receive a 30-day extension by appearing in person and making a request or online with 33% down. If you need monthly payments, you must fill out an application provided by the court, present two most recent pay stubs, a copy of a lease agreement or mortgage statement and proof of any assistance you receive. The clerk will review your application and either grant you a payment plan broken down into three equal payments or set you a court date to speak with the judge regarding payments.
Yes, you may use the online payment system to plea not guilty as set a court date. You will pay a small fee to the website host for this service. The website you will go to is https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/leaguecitytx/court/search. Make sure you select “Continue to Not Guilty Plea” to set the date. This option is only available to you if you have not previously entered a plea with the court.
All program registration must take place in person at Hometown Heroes Park (1001 East League City Parkway), or Community Center (400 S. Kansas Ave.) or online if you have an account set up. There is no phone or email registration.
Household accounts can now be created online. To create an account, visit Online Parks and Rec Registration, and click on new account, and fill in the required fields. Please make sure to add everyone living in your household, including children.
Accounts can also be created in person at Hometown Heroes Park. League City residents will need to bring in a valid ID and their League City water bill. Non-residents will need to bring in a valid ID.
Refund request can be made in person at Hometown Heroes Park or the Community Center or by completing the online Refund Request Form five days prior to the first class, practice, or activity. A 10% processing fee of the program cost will be charged for all refunds. However, 100% refunds are given for medical reasons (medical documentation is required).
Hometown Heroes Park is open Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday: Noon to 6 p.m.
Community Center is open Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Reservations for all parks and indoor facilities must be made in person at Hometown Heroes Park at 1001 East League City Parkway.
The following requires a permit:
Visit our permits page for more information.
Any work which is required to be performed by a licensed trade and/or which will be covered from view before it is completed requires inspection. Specific inspections are also listed in Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) handouts. See the individual Permit Pages for more information. Contact the Planning and Development department for more information.
Yes. Zoning regulations were adopted in August of 1999. Check with the Planning Department for any zoning regulations that may affect or restrict your project. Deed restrictions are enforced by the Homeowners Associations, not by League City.
All construction work may be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Any work performed outside these hours will be subject to the noise ordinance, and citations will be issued if not in compliance. For further questions, contact the Planning and Development department.
CLICK HERE to view and download the Identity Theft Victim’s Kit (PDF) prepared by the State Attorney General’s Office. The kit is very extensive and explains what to do if you are a victim of Identity Theft. The kit includes an ID Theft Affidavit, Application for Court Order, Texas Identity Theft Enforcement & Protection Act, contact information for credit bureaus, Social Security Administration information, and much more.
You can read the City of League City ordinances here. If you still have an immediate question, feel free to talk to an on duty police officer. Call 281-332-2566.
Some police reports can be taken over the phone by calling the main number, 281-332-2566. Some reports must be taken in person either at the police station or by an officer come to your house.
Accident reports are available from the records division. You can get a copy of a report in person at the League City Police Department, 555 W Walker St. There is no fee for accident reports. The Records Window is open Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
League City Police Department does not do public fingerprints. Please check with a place that may be able to help. View the Fingerprint Service Providers list (PDF).
Call the municipal court at 281- 554-1060.
Yes, alarm permits are required for all home alarms within the City of League City. The process can be completed online by clicking here. If you have questions or problems, call 281-338-4185.
League City does not have a curfew.
Criminal records are maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Call 512-424-2000 for more information.
Yes, each year you will be required to update your registration. A recent photo should be provided annually to help identify your child or dependent adult. In addition, the registry should be updated due to a change in address, phone number, emergency contact or the purchase of a new vehicle, to name a few.
If the individual goes missing and is reported by the parent or guardian, information about physical appearance, the most likely places where he or she would go to, as well as triggers, stimulants, and de-escalation techniques will be available to every police officer in the area who is looking for the missing person. If the individual has not been reported and is incapable of effectively communicating his/her name to an officer, officers may use the individual's physical descriptors to search applicable registry photos, allowing officers to make a more timely identification.
An individual may also be registered if at least one parent or guardian lives in League City or if the individual attends any school, day care, or assisted living in League City.
Although our agency will promote this program throughout the year, the renewals are the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian. It is recommended that you renew the registration during the month of the registrant’s birthday.
There is no guarantee with this registry of positive outcome. What the registry allows is the ability for patrol officers to access necessary information faster to begin searching. Also, if an officer comes across a "wandering" child or adult who is unable to communicate, the officer can have the database queried for persons on the registry living in the area. What is important to stress is that simply having a person registered with the registry is not going to change police responses in every instance involving an individual with a mental or intellectual disability. Police will act according to procedure and depending on circumstances.
The City responsibility begins/ends at the property line or the utility easement line depending on how the property was platted. For water services, the meter box is the dividing line. Anything within the meter box or on the street side of the meter box is the City’s responsibility to maintain. For sewer services, the sewer clean out or City clean out near the sidewalk, street, or back fence if the sewer main is in the rear of the property, is the dividing line. The clean out and piping from the clean out to the sewer main is maintained by the City.
The Line Repair Department has personnel on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Our main number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well. That number is 281-554-1390.
The Water Production Department monitors ten water pump stations, eight groundwater wells and four elevated towers throughout the City to ensure water quality and adequate water pressure is provided for public health, daily needs, and emergency needs such as fire fighting. Our operators perform daily water quality analysis at each pump station as well as state-required bacteriological testing at residences throughout the City.
Please contact us! We will speak to you about your problem and get your address and contact information. Then, we’ll send an operator to your location where he will determine the best solution. Most often, by flushing the main line on your street, your taste and odor problem should be eliminated.
The League City Water Production Department is implementing a common utility maintenance procedure called unidirectional flushing. It involves opening specifically-selected fire hydrants and closing specifically selected valves under controlled conditions to scour the inner surface of water distribution pipes.
The scouring process helps to remove corrosion scale and sediment that accumulate naturally over time. If otherwise left in place, these deposits could degrade water quality and restrict pipeline carrying capacity.
The City is continuing the UDF program in certain areas of town in the upcoming months. Specific areas for flushing will be posted on the city website. Flushing will normally occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Though not intentional, this happens from time-to-time during the flushing program.
During flushing, certain valves are closed to provide control over the direction of flow. It is likely that a valve closure resulted in loss of supply to your block. The crew will be sent to your block immediately to investigate and identify which valves may be closed and need to be re-opened.
No, each residence and business is individually metered at the service connection to determine consumption. Your utility bill is based on your specific meter readings.
The color is due to the presence of solids that are scoured from the surface of the pipes. These may include sand, sediment, iron (rust), and manganese, all of which are naturally-occurring and common to virtually every water system. At the levels that cause mild discoloration, these solids are not harmful; although they may impart an undesirable taste to the water.
Customers are advised to fully open their cold water faucets in their kitchen and bathroom to flush this water out of their service piping and plumbing lines. In most cases, the water should begin to run clear again within a minute. If it does not clear, please let us know and we will have a crew sent to your house to investigate further.
Yes, water production staff has maintained compliance with all state and federal drinking water quality standards. We perform frequent quality assurance / quality control monitoring throughout the system to ensure the safety and aesthetic quality of your water.
Each year, water production staff prepares the consumer confidence report for all our customers. This report summarizes the results of testing and provides a comparison to regulatory standards. We are performing flushing as a proactive measure to further enhance water quality and help ensure continued compliance.
League City Water Production strongly values, encourages, and practices water conservation measures. In developing the flushing program, we considered the impact of water use and weighed it against the known benefits of flushing. While a fair amount of water is used and is necessary to create an effective scour, we use a flushing practice called unidirectional flushing that is specifically designed to reduce overall water usage.
Because water mains are designed to handle fire flow, which may be several times larger than domestic or commercial water flow, the velocity of flow (or rate that water flows through pipes) in most mains is normally fairly low. Due to this, solids may settle on the bottom of the pipes. The problem may be more significant where there are dead-end pipes or areas of low water use.
Over time, these deposits reduce the “carrying capacity” of the pipe. They can also be a source of color, odor, and taste problems in the water if the deposits are stirred up by increases in the flow. Flushing the pipes at high velocities will normally remove most of the settled substances and discolored or stale water.
During the actual flushing process, water customers may experience some disturbance in their usual water service such as a short-term decrease in water pressure or the appearance of “brown water.” Although the water should not pose a health risk, it is best to avoid drinking the water until it runs clear from the tap.
Avoid washing clothes while flushing is happening in your area and don’t wash if there is a brown tint to the water. Plan ahead and do your laundry over the weekend to avoid the possibility of having stained clothes. If you inadvertently have washed your clothes in “brown or discolored water,” do not use bleach. This will set the stains in your laundry.
Don’t prepare baby food or formula if the water is discolored. Use bottled water or pre-prepared food and formula. You can also boil the water for one minute to ensure safety.
It’s often a good idea to use water stored in the refrigerator to drink, even when the flushing program is over. This a good habit to get into in the case of an emergency.
Any questions or concerns you may have can be directed to Mike Moreno, water quality supervisor, at 281-554-1042. You may also call our main office at 281-554-1041.
We bill each customer on a monthly basis on a tier schedule. Click here to view the City’s current adopted rates.
The City of League City has multiple options for you to pay your bill each month. You can pay your bill online, over the phone, in person, drive thru, mail in, drop payments and/or sign up for automatic bill payments. Please see our contact information below.
300 W WalkerLeague City, TX 77573Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to Noon
City of League City/Utility BillingPO Box 2008League City, TX 77573
Your payment is due on a monthly basis approximately 15 days after the bill is generated.
The City of League City provides water and sewer services. Your waste service will appear on your bill as well, but it is picked up and maintained by an outside vendor, Ameriwaste. For questions about your trash services, please see the Trash/Recycling Collection FAQs (PDF).
Please see the example bill here (PDF).
We bill you on actual metered water consumption. To do so, you will always see a gap of at least 15 days from the read date to the bill date. Right now, the gap is approximately 37 days from read date to bill date. Over the next couple of years, we will be trying to get closer to the 15-day target gap. To do so, your read cycle will not fluctuate, and you will be billed for a 31-day read cycle. Click here for a detailed read schedule by cycle.
We bill you based on your water meter reads. We read the meters monthly on a schedule based on the cycle that your home is located in. The reading on the meters are listed in hundreds and we bill in thousands. For instance, if your meter reading was 10 last month and this month it is 20, you would be billed for 10,000 gallons of water.
We bill you in thousands which means that we round your read down each month to the nearest thousand. For instance, if your meter shows a reading of 129119.3 The reading will show on your bill as 129. This means that if your household consumption does not fluctuate month over month, then your bill may be the same each month.
No, we bill you based on actual meter reads. The only time your bill will ever be estimated is if we are unable to get a read on your meter. If this happens, your meter will be replaced to ensure that the issue does not continue.
We do not meter your sewer, only your water. This means that the way we bill your sewer is based from your metered water consumption. If your water consumption for a cycle is 5,000 gallons, then you will be billed for 5,000 gallons of sewer. We understand that many people have an irrigation system, pool or other water consumer that does not utilize sewage. Because of this, we cap the sewer consumption at 10,000 gallons.
Your bill could be higher than normal for many reasons. There are several steps that you can take to see why you received a high bill.
For the most part, Utility Billing is unable to verify that you have a leak. What we can do is check the water tracker for patterns, verify that the meter is reading accurately and give you a recommendation as to what might be causing high consumption. We highly suggest that if you believe that you have a leak, to utilize the checklist and see if you can determine where the water is going.
If you find a leak, verify that the leak is on your side of the meter and get it fixed as soon as possible. Once the leak is fixed, submit a Leak Adjustment Request online, along with repair receipts, and we will review your account for a possible adjustment. Please note that any adjustment will be made after we can see that the high consumption has gone back down to your normal water consumption range.
If you believe that your meter is reading inaccurately, there are a few home tests that you can do to see if the meter is reading your consumption accurately.
If you are questioning the accuracy of the meter after doing manual testing, we will do the following to ensure accuracy:
Your bill is considered past due any day after the due date and subject to penalties.
If you are unable to make your payment, please contact us at 281-554-1335 to discuss arrangements. We are happy to help!
We charge a late fee/penalty of 10% of the bill the day following your due date.
Any account that is more than 10 business days delinquent is subject to disconnection of service and all fees associated with reconnection. If you are experiencing hardship, please contact our office at 281-554-1335 to discuss payment arrangements.
If your services were interrupted for non-payment, please contact out office at 281-554-1335 to discuss payment arrangement and a timeframe to reconnect service.
To start services, please fill out the application to start new service online and submit the required documentation. For more information, please visit our welcome page.
No, there is not an upfront cost to start services. However. you will see a deposit and admin fee applied to your first statement.
To transfer service, please fill out a start new service application online and submit the required documentation.
To request to terminate services, please fill out the terminate service application online and a member of Utility Billing will process your request. Please note that after termination you will receive a final bill.
We bill you based on actual consumption. This means that there will be a delay in used consumption and the generation of your bill. You may not see your first bill for up to 35 days after moving in depending on your address. If it has been over 35 days since you started service and you still have not seen a bill, please contact our office at 281-554-1336.
No, you do not have to fill out a separate application for each service provided. Once you fill out the application to start service, all services provided at the address will be activated.
After months of discussion, presentations by City staff, and a study conducted by a nationally recognized utility rate expert, the League City Council approved an increase to the City’s water and sewer rates in February of 2020. As a result, residential and commercial utility customers began to see a gradual increase in their monthly bill in May 2020. The last time League City increased its utility rates was in 2015. In addition to an overall water and sewer rate adjustment, City Council also approved an adjustment to the monthly rate for commercial meters. The rate adjustment will differentiate residential and commercial customers to better reflect the additional demand commercial customers place on the City’s water and sewer systems.
The average League City residential customer uses 7,000 gallons a month. Under the new rates, they will see an approximate 4% annual increase in their monthly water and wastewater bill each year for five years, starting in May 2020 and ending in 2024. The total increase after five years will be nearly 20%.
The new rates are supported by a recent study conducted by WillDan, a nationally recognized water rate consultant. The 2019 study recommended League City increase its current rates to ensure the City’s water and sewer systems remain financially sound. The study cited several reasons to support an increase, including:
Currently, League City’s residential rates are near the statewide average and are lower than several cities in the surrounding area, including Houston, Galveston, Pearland, Baytown, and Alvin. According to research by the American Water Works Association, average utility rates across Texas have been increasing around 6% each year. AAWA is also forecasting water and wastewater rates across the U.S. to triple in the next 15 years because of inflation, capital improvement costs, and because almost 40% percent of cities are currently not charging rates that cover their costs. The chart below compares monthly utility bill charges for cities in the Houston-Galveston region based on 10,000 gallons of monthly water use.
League City’s water and wastewater systems operate as a “citizen’s cooperative.” Those who pay a monthly utility bill (nearly 35,000 residential and commercial customers) are part of the cooperative and essentially own a piece of the cooperative. As part of the cooperative, City staff work to ensure incoming revenue (from customer utility bills) is equal to, or slightly above, the cost of running and maintaining the City’s water and wastewater systems. The newly approved water and sewer rate will:
When a new home or commercial development is built, a fee is paid to League City in order for that home or business to have access to the City’s water and wastewater systems. These are called capital recovery fees. Currently, League City collects the maximum water and wastewater capital recovery fees allowed by the state. The typical single family, new home with a 3/4" meter will pay about $8,000. Based on League City’s current growth, 26% of the $500 million in water and wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 10 years will funded by capital recovery fees.
Please refer to the chart here for rate increases.
A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water a day. A common reason toilets leak is that the toilet flapper has become worm and no longer seals closed once the toilet has filled.
A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower under a low-flow shower head uses 10 to 25 gallons. Don’t run water down the drain while it heats up.
Inside the home, water use is evenly distributed among appliances, but nearly 30% is flushed down the toilet. A typical household of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. Clothes washing accounts for 26%, followed by showers at 20% and faucets (washing dishes, brushing teeth, etc.) is at 19%.
If you have a pool, keep the water level low to minimize splashing, and use a cover to slow evaporation. An average-sized pool can lose about 1,000 gallons of water per month if left uncovered.
Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro-irrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.
Water utilities use a variety of well-tested and reliable treatment processes to recycle / reclaim water. Utilities generally describe the various stages of treatment rather than the technologies utilized when referring to water quality, as there are multiple treatment techniques for achieving essentially the same result.
Generally speaking, the four core stages of treatment are primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary or advanced treatment, and disinfection. The number of treatment steps will vary based on how the water will be used. Most recycled water, however, will undergo some form of disinfection.
Reclaimed water is highly engineered for safety and reliability so that the quality of reclaimed water is more predictable than many existing surface and groundwater sources. Reclaimed water is considered safe when appropriately used.
Although reclaimed water is of very high quality, it is not used directly for drinking water in the United States. Reclaimed water planned for use in recharging our aquifers or augmenting our surface water receives adequate and reliable treatment before mixing with naturally occurring water and undergoing natural restoration processes. Some of this water eventually becomes part of our drinking water supplies.
Never! To avoid contamination of potable water, Texas law strictly prohibits interconnection between reclaimed water and potable water systems relating to general requirements for the production, conveyance, and use of reclaimed water. All exposed reclaimed water piping, hose bibs, and faucets are required to be painted purple, have clearly marked signs in English and Spanish, and where possible have horizontal separation of at least nine feet from any potable water piping.
As new supplies of fresh water become scarcer and more expensive to develop, the value of water reuse programs continues to grow. Once the initial costs for capital facilities and distribution systems are met, the long-term results include substantial environmental and financial savings. Consumers can support water reuse programs in their communities when appropriate and contact their local wastewater treatment facilities for more information.
Reclaimed water is generally not treated to drinking water standards established by the USEPA. However, reclaimed water does undergo several levels of treatment and is required to meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality water quality standards. Adverse health effects are rare from direct external contact with the water, but are possible if large quantities of the water are ingested over an extended period of time.