Email, Jason Hill, senior public information specialist, Austin Water Utility, response to PolitiFact Texas, March 27, 2012

2:47 pm

 

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.

 

 

 

Jason Hill

Austin Water

Public Information Specialist Sr.