City Council will consider changing water and sewer rates at its meeting on September 13 at 7 p.m. Council appointed a committee of residents to work with staff and evaluate the rate structure. The new rate structure recommended by the committee will reduce base rates for residential and irrigation water customers while increasing the usage fees to encourage conservation. Commercial and Institutional rates will be increased as well to encourage conservation. The effect of the rate changes on income to the City is negligible.
In addition to the rate modifications mentioned above, the Council will consider increasing the Groundwater Reduction Program rate from $0.55/1000 gallons to $0.70/1000 gallons to fund the City's participation in a joint Groundwater Reduction Plan in accordance with rules issued by the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District.
After City Council hears the recommendations of the Water Committee, it will direct City staff to prepare an ordinance and set public hearings for adoption of new water rates at its September 27th meeting.