SAWS proposed a 5.8% increase for 2018 and a subsequent 4.7% increase for 2019.
Some state lawmakers have described the monster storm as a missed opportunity to prepare for the next drought.
Board Chairman Berto Guerra and Mayor Ron Nirenberg said SAWS can and must better educate the public about conservation and the new water rate structure.
SAWS residential customers have enthusiastically embraced conservation both inside their homes and in how they water their yards.
Many in Texas’ solar industry worry a federal agency might hobble their business in an effort to protect domestic manufacturers of solar panels and cells.
Members of the local energy-efficiency initiative collectively reduced their carbon impact by more than 10,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2016.
New details emerged Monday about CPS Energy’s plans for the one-story 6,800-square-foot building and EPIcenter’s ambitious fundraising campaign.
Over the next five years, SAWS will spend $2 billion repairing and replacing water and sewer lines to ensure reliability of service to your home or business.
If approved, the rate adjustment would help fund a portion of the $1.1 billion needed to repair infrastructure so that it complies with EPA regulations.
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