Under the SAWS Proposed Rate Structure, an average family of 4 would pay $13.72 more a month for water. This means an additional $164.64 a year. What about households with 5,6,7,8 people? Only a 1 person household will save money, everyone else will have their rates raised. We should not be penalized for our household size while large businesses who use millions of gallons will be paying a cheaper rate than an average family!.
Also San Antonio Residents will also have their rates increased in December for sewage and in the Summer the first increase that will directly fund Vista Ridge.
The Vista Ridge Pipeline is an over $3 BILLION project that plans to take water from the Carrizo Aquifer for the next 30 years. This will affect not only the families that live in Burleson County and the other counties that use the Carrizo as a water source but also low income families in San Antonio who will have to pay more money for water in order to support building and maintaining the pipeline. While LARGE BUSINESSES WILL PAY LESS and use more water!
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