Water rates rise in Central Texas

Majority of rate based on fixed costs, Austin Water says

As Lake Travis’ water levels fluctuate, data show water rates in Central Texas have steadily risen in the past few years.

Several recent changes in the Lake Travis and Westlake area, including new infrastructure and drought surcharges, have contributed to the rate increases, said David Anders, Austin Water Utility assistant director of finance and business services.

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