Monday, August 17, 2015

Small Volume Water Users Face Big Increases Under New Rate Study

For years San Angelo's City Council said it wanted to encourage ways for citizens to conserve water.  Those who did their part by using low water volumes stand to see their water bills increase dramatically, yet again.

Citizens using the lowest volume of water could see their bills increase 75% just on the water side.  A 61% increase could be added on the wastewater side.

City Council will take up this issue at their meeting tomorrow morning.  I wonder if the City will finally drop the Pumping Fee, especially as it's been seventeen months since city crews pulled the pumps from Twin Buttes South and North Pools.

Update 8-23-15:  San Angelo Live reported local social service agencies have little money to help citizens unable to afford a 70% increase in their water bills over the next five years.

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