SAN ANGELO, TX — Water bills are on the rise in San Angelo due to increasing costs in operations and maintenance in the Biden economy.
The City of San Angelo’s Public Information Department issued a public notice on September 26, 2023, stating that residences using 4,000 gallons a month will be charged an additional $3 on their monthly bill.
The price hike is a step to allow the City Council to decide on potential rate increases in the next budget session next summer.
The primary issue stems from the rising operational costs and the current inflation in the Biden economy.
Here is the full message from the City of San Angelo:
To help cover the rising costs of operations and maintenance for the water department, City Council approved an increase for water and sewer rates that will go into effect Oct. 1.
The increase equates to a $2.58 monthly addition for the average residential household using 4,000 gallons per month. The rate will increase based on water consumption.
In budget workshops next year, City Council will discuss a possible rate increase to assist with the funding of future water projects like the Concho River Water Project. The City’s current water supply is at 30 months as of Sept. 1, 2023.
Water projects in the pipeline: