City Council Approves Increase in Lubbock Water Rates - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/14/08

City Council Approves Increase in Lubbock Water Rates

Look closely at your February water bill, because next month all water and sewage customers will begin paying more.

The city council voted unanimously Thursday to raise water and waste-water rates. The increases will pay for a $240 million pipeline and treatment plant to draw water from Lake Alan Henry. It will also pay for a new wastewater treatment facility that will lay the groundwork for recycled wastewater.  

Water bills are going up by a flat 16% rate. On average the bill payer will see a $3.57 increase in their winter bill, and about a $6.44 increase in summer.

Sewer rates are going up 8%, and that bill will increase an average of $1.32 a month.

You should see the changes beginning in March.

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