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.
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Failing service lines contribute to billions of gallons in water loss in McKinney
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
Sounding Off: Richardson-area readers discuss rising water bills and what may be causing them
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?
Residents to hold town hall Wednesday about high water bills
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
Algae gives NTMWD water supply ‘earthy’ taste, smell
North Texas’ hot, dry weather over recent weeks has left the North Texas Municipal Water District’s water supply with a taste and smell that doesn’t seem quite right. But officials say the water is perfectly safe to drink. “We are... more
Earthy-Tasting Tap Water in Collin County Safe to Drink
Some Collin County residents are turning up their noses at smelly tap water. Phil Glasgow, of Plano, stopped drinking it. His family switched solely to bottled water after noticing a difference in taste last week.
NTMWD pump failure leads to taste, ordor changes in water
Nothing quenches the thirst during the kind of heat wave we’ve been experiencing over the last week-plus than a big glass of ice-cold water. But customers of the North Texas Municipal Water District – where Mesquite customers get their water... more
Economic development vs. inadequate water supply
Many communities in the Northeast would welcome the frenetic pace of economic development that exists in Texas. A new Buc-ee’s opened in Terrell in June and another is scheduled to be built in Royse City.
Cybersecurity Is a Priority for Local Texas Utilities
(TNS) — In a world that has become reliant on technology for daily life, security extends beyond a lock and key. For corporations, governments and individual in the 21st century, it includes the protection of information and electronic systems. On... more
North Texas Municipal Water District secures permit for lake to serve Frisco, other North Texas cities by 2020
The North Texas Municipal Water District has taken a major, historic step forward in its effort to supply Frisco and other regional cities for decades to come. The issuance by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality of a water rights... more