For new residents, please click on the link below to fill out the application.

Utility Application

Bank Authorization Form

Deposit:  $150.00, Connection fee:  $20.00

Howe Water Rates

ATTENTION: The water bill payment is due on the 10th of the month. If the 10th falls on the weekend, the payment is still due. Payments received in the night deposit box on the next business day AFTER the 10th, by 8:00 a.m. are considered on time. Also, credit or debit phone payments made BEFORE 8:00 a.m. on the next business day after the 10th, is also considered on time. If a payment is mailed, and received after the 10th, and postmarked by the 10th, the customer receives credit for late charges.

TCEQ Consumer Confidence Report


Payment Information


Acceptable methods of payment are:

  • Checks
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Check (Return check fee: $25.00)
  • Credit Cards – information pending 

Weekly Refuse 

The trash container should be placed on the edge of your driveway, road, or curb by 7:00 am each Tuesday.  For more information, please see the link below.

Trash Cart Information

Bulk Trash Pickup

First Saturday of every month

(Trash pickup day has been moved from time to time in the past for various reasons – for now, it is fixed on the first Saturday of every month.)
The City offers both curbside and has a large dumpster located at the City Barn from 8:00 AM until loaded.


Utility Clerk

Beccy Roberts, Utility Clerk – broberts@CityOfHowe.org

The Utility Clerk is responsible for all Utility billing and receivables, building permits, and is a liaison between the Citizens and Utility Crew.

Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for all city utility and street needs, whether it is installation or repair.

The City purchases electricity from GEXA Energy.   In the calendar year 2017, the City purchased a total of 731,966-kilowatt hours.

The total cost of electricity purchased by the City in the calendar year 2017 is $124,451.

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David Wortham, Public Works Director – dwortham@CityOfHowe.org

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Bert Dowlen, Code Enforcement Officer – bdowlen@CityOfHowe.org

The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for Ordinance violations such as, high grass, junked vehicles, dangerous buildings, and accumulation of trash or junk. Complaints have to be made in writing for the Officer to open or start a case. This can be done at City Hall.