Thursday, July 1, 2010

Water Rates Laredo

City may change water rate

By Zach Lindsey
Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010 1:23 AM CDT

Depending on meter size, residential could face a $36 increase per month, while commercial users with the biggest meters could see a $435 increase.

City council will meet at noon today to discuss this item.


City officials are always concerned with updating our water facilities and keeping up with the fragile infrastructure.  As such, water rates have to be adjusted to keep up with the demand.  Nobody likes to see increases in their water bills but it's something that is inevitable.  Unless......

Several years ago staff estimated incoming revenue from water fees after increases were going to be implemented.  But what the city ended up getting was less than anticipated due to the public's response.
continued reductions in consumption which have been borne out of .... proven over the last 4 years as customers reacted to your conservation measures and your rate increases.
Fees increased and the public used less water.  Way to go!!!  We may not show up to protest the increases at city council meetings but our message is sent loud and clear:  We can adapt to your stinkin' rate hikes.

UPDATE: Image added on 4/28/2016

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