San Marcos residential and commercial customers can expect a five percent increase in their water and wastewater utility bills under a proposed hike in the City Manager Rick Menchaca’s budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
In a statement accompanying the release of his draft budget last week, Menchaca wrote that a study of water and wastewater rate structures indicate “a need to increase our water and wastewater rates by 5 percent in order to keep up with the growing needs of our citizens and plan for future needs in this high-growth area. The San Marcos corridor is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and we must be ready to fulfill the demands that significant growth will place on our infrastructure. The city of San Marcos must prepare itself for future need for water supplies, as well as significant costs related to a new wastewater treatment plant expected to be needed in 2014.”
The city council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the water and wastewater increases at a special meeting Thursday evening. The increase would follow July’s increase in electric rates, attributed to increases in natural gas costs charged by the Lower Colorado River Authority and distrubed by the city’s electric utility.
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