Flood prompts proposed Marble Falls water rate hike



By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

City officials have proposed an 8 percent increase in the water and wastewater rates for residents due to a decrease in post flood water usage connected to aftermath restrictions as well as a reduction in water use tied to smart meters.

Officials discussed the proposed increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year and future years during the July 29 budget workshop.

Along with the 8 percent increase request, city staff proposed subsequent potential increases every fiscal year for 6.5, 7.0, 6.5 and 7.5 percent . . . .

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