McAllen Residents to See Increase in Water Bill

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:02am

At the beginning of next month, residents in McAllen will see an increase in their water bill because one of the three Hidalgo County Irrigation District, that provides raw water to the city, has increased their delivery rate by thirty three percent. The increase will cause the resident to pay an extra .65 cents a month or $7 dollars a year. Usually the city pays when there is a small increase, but they don't have the funds for the increase and so the cost will be passed on to the consumer. McAllen Public Utility General Manager Roel Rodriguez stated, "We've got to pass that cost on to our citizens and it's unfortunate because, you know, when we have a rate increase we try to do them incrementally so that it doesn't impact you from one day to the next. In this case there's just not much we can do about it."

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