Water Advisory Commission to meet Thursday morning - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/18/09

Water Advisory Commission to meet Thursday morning

The Lubbock Water Advisory Committee meets Thursday to discuss how you are charged for water. Under the current rate model the city says it's losing between five and seven million dollars a year. "I think my preference is that the capitol costs should go on the base rate so that they aren't subject to fluctuations and usage," said Mayor Tom Martin.

Water rates were expected to increase in March by 16 percent to help pay for water related debt, but the city says it's going to be more. "We feel now is an appropriate time to recommend to Water Advisory Commission to make a recommendation to council that we begin to balance how we obtain the money to pay for these necessary projects," says Deputy City Manager Tom Adams.

No increase is official until city council approves it. NewsChannel 11 will be at Thursday's meeting and will bring you any new developments.

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