Harvey not the only source of high Houston water bills
Houston City Council this week agreed to forgive hundreds of thousands of dollars in water charges more than 6,000 flooded homeowners incurred during or after Hurricane Harvey.
Public Works data show storms aren't the only thing driving residents to complain about their water bills, however. Far from it.
From July, 1, 2012 through last May -- the most recent data available -- Public Works adjusted 89,721 water bills, forgiving a total of $19.6 million. That's an average of $218 per adjustment.
City officials say the top reasons customers see spikes in their water bills are leaking toilets,... read more
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