The mission of the Utility Business Office is to provide professional and reliable service to our customers for billing inquiries, payments, and connection or disconnection of utility services. The Utility Business Office is responsible for billing and collecting utility receivables including water, waste water, solid waste and drainage. The department is also responsible for the collection and deposit of all monies and other receivables from all other City of Temple departments.
Utility Business Office Payments Processed (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Payments for utility accounts can be made many ways. In an effort to make it easier for citizens to do business with the City, the Utility Business Office implemented more online and remote processes. With the implementation of these processes, there has been an increase in automated payments such as online credit card payments, credit card payments by automated phone system, and automatic payments (drafts). Over time, the percentage of payments made using automated methods has increased.
Utility Business Office Bad Debt Rate (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
The bad debt rate represents the percentage of uncollected revenue from utility customers. The percentage is an indicator of collection efforts by the Utility Business Office, and the office's goal is to remain below 0.50%.
Meter Change Outs (FY 2018 - FY 2022)
Over time, water meters slow down and become less accurate. The Metering Division conducts a change out program where aged meters (meters in service for more than 10 years) are replaced. The goal is to change out approximately 30% of aged meters each year.