More outdoor watering – brought on from an end of summer dry spell and eased restrictions allowing twice weekly frequency – got the blame for higher utility bills arriving at the end of summer. New rates, approved by the Frisco... more
The late-summer Sturm und Drang over high water rates made it to the Dallas City Council this week, where Dallas Water Utilities Director Jody Puckett explained that, calm down, your water meter’s fine, you probably don’t have a leak, you just probably forgot... more
Higher water rates flowing across North Texas have reached McKinney. Dripped into the fiscal year 2015-16 budget are 11 percent and 13 percent increases in city water and wastewater rates, respectively. Those hikes are to the base bill, so customers... more
More than 100 Royse City residents attended a community meeting Friday night with questions about why their recent water usage increased dramatically — some with water usage totals that jumped from several thousand gallons to more than 60,000 gallons in... more
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings has assigned an ‘AA’ rating to the bank notes corresponding to the city of Garland, Texas (the city) water and sewer commercial paper notes as follows: –Approximately $90 million series 2015. In addition, Fitch affirms the... more
Water: It’s a natural resource we must provide, protect, build, resupply and use wisely. When you turn the tap, you expect clean, treated water to drink and use for your daily needs. The reliable, safe water supply that’s delivered to... more
NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – A shockingly high water bill left Lisa Barham furious with the city of Plano. “I’m angry. I’m super angry. And I’m going to fight,” she said. The city itself, though, is also unhappy with its bills.
McKinney lost about 2.5 billion gallons of water last year mostly because of leaks from failing service lines, according to city staff. About 27,000 service lines are prematurely failing, and many are copper ones installed over the last 15 years.... more
A report found the North Texas Municipal Water District projects charging member cities $3.40 per 1,000 gallons by 2020, compared to the $1.20 rate in 2010. Do you think the NTMWD needs to raise rates at the current pace?
Richardson residents have organized their own town hall for Wednesday to discuss ways the city can lower water costs for residents. Many residents in cities and towns around Dallas have complained about abnormally high water bills they say they received last... more