Houston City Council agrees to cut water bills bloated by Harvey
Houston City Council agreed to forgive enormous water bills thousands of households faced after Hurricane Harvey, voting unanimously to approve a one-time suspension of its bill collection rules amid widespread anomalies.
Houston Public Works found 6,362 homeowners' accounts doubled - or more - during or immediately after Harvey; 10 commercial or industrial accounts saw similar spikes.
After the storm, Public Works prevented those accounts from being disconnected or penalized for lack of payment while it investigated the issue, and set up a hotline for residents to call.
About 30 percent of... read more
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