The City of Boerne owns and operates its own electric, water, wastewater, and natural gas systems. We operate under the regulatory jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRCT), and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). It is our mission to not only meet but exceed the minimum requirements of those regulatory agencies, and we have an excellent history of doing so.
Public utility system operations are funded via rates and fees received from utility customers, not city taxes. In some areas, our city limits have grown beyond the borders of our utility service areas. In those outlying areas, other public and private utility systems provide services to city customers according to their own rate schedules.
The City of Boerne’s development process requires developers/owners to accurately depict the water, wastewater, natural gas, and electric distribution facilities on their design drawings for their prospective developments. Before the design phase of these distribution facilities, the owner/developer or their designer(s) must attend a pre-design meeting with City of Boerne Utilities Department. This design meeting will provide pertinent information about utility locations, easements, minimum design standards, development, and regulatory requirements.
Please keep in mind that only those properties inside the city limits have access to City of Boerne water and wastewater. City electric and natural gas, however, may be served outside the city limits depending on service area/territory. For your reference, please see the respective maps below: