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Proposed water rate hike would help replace 800 miles of old pipe in Fort Worth

Sep 6, 2023

Fort Worth city council members will discuss the 2024 city budget during a session set for Thursday morning.

Among the many considerations – is a requested increase to the rate that city water customers pay. It would raise the average water bill by about $2.18 per month, according to figures released by a Fort Worth Water Department spokesperson.

If council members ultimately approve the rate hike, it would go into effect on January 1, 2024, and it would be the first increase since January 2020.

One of the major reasons for the requested increase is the overhaul that is needed to replace the hundreds of miles of cast iron water pipes that are currently running beneath Fort Worth streets.

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