Austin Local News
Austin water rates won't rise next year
Austin Water customers get some news they haven't heard in many years, and that news is that for the first time in that decade and a half, your water utility rates won't be going up next year. The Wastewater Commission has approved the utility's new $615-million budget, which Austin Water says will leave rates where they are at 15 cents per 1000 gallons. This is certain to be welcome news for the more than 20-thousand customers who in 2015 complained about abnormally high water bills. Since then the city has taken steps prevent abnormal spikes, including smart meters.