Why am I paying more for a larger water meter?

The base rate is based on the size of the meter because larger meters have the ability to place a greater demand on the water system. Establishing a base rate on the size of the meter is consistent with how Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) charges cities. Each city pays a demand rate based on the volume it can demand from the system, which may not equal what the City actually requests or uses.

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1. Is the base rate for water now determined by the size of my meter?
2. Why am I paying more for a larger water meter?
3. Can I downsize my water meter?