Email, Jason Hill, senior public information specialist, Austin Water Utility, response to PolitiFact Texas, March 27, 2012
Austin’s water rates have doubled in last 10 years
2002 Average customer bill (7,727 gals. Water and 4,699 gals. Wastewater) $36.36
2012 Average customer bill (7,727 gals. Water and 4,699 gals. Wastewater) $72.67
Percent increase 99.9%
Average customer bill has basically doubled in last 10 years
Austin has highest water costs of 10 largest cities in Texas
Austin Water has not verified the information reported in Mr. Robbins report. His information for Austin Water is correct, but we have not received or reviewed his data, nor have we independently recreated his survey of other Texas cities.
Public Information Specialist Sr.