Houston residents with Harvey-spiked water bills could win relief from council
Houston City Council on Wednesday will consider a plan to forgive abnormally high water bills left behind by Hurricane Harvey's flood waters.
Houston Public Works identified more than 6,300 homeowners whose water bills doubled during or immediately after Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the area.
City officials said there was no single reason for the high bills and said testing proved the problem was not with its water meters. Instead, they said, it appears the spikes in some water bills were the result of a variety of things, such as broken pipes caused by motor vehicles... read more
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