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Texas Water Rate Article from the NY Times

While it does not appear the town of Blue Mound is a water district, still a pretty interesting read.  Full article is here.

By CODY PERMENTER
Published: March 16, 2013

BLUE MOUND, Tex. — Minnie Wengert does not have a washing machine or a dishwasher. The 94-year-old conserves water by hand-washing dishes, using her shower sparingly and not watering the lawn.

Despite those efforts, she said, her monthly water bill averages about $125 for 5,000 gallons.

“I have had to cut back on everything just to pay for that water bill,” Ms. Wengert said.

In this small North Texas town, the water infrastructure is owned by Monarch Utilities, a private corporation. Residents say this privatized system, which is duplicated in a number of other rural communities around Texas, results in painful rate hikes.

Full article can be found here.

 
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