TX HB1″Up-To” water fee adds 7,000 entities 2 share water appropriation burden can be as high as 100% increases & as low as 14-25%

Here is the link to TCEQ’s executive summary on HB1 to meet water funding demands for PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS. The “up-to” fee structure can provide for the multiple years following this approval of HB1.

“Using the PHS (Public Health Service) fee to supplement some of the costs will result in an additional 7,000 entities sharing the burden, and limits the potential fee burden of each.” 

The email from TCEQ partially read….

On May 11, 2016, TCEQ commissioners adopted a rule implementing House Bill (HB) 1, Article IX, Section 18.01, 84th Texas Legislature.  The legislation directed the agency to raise fee rates by rule to ensure adequate revenue is available to support the agency’s water appropriation”.

Here is the old verses “UP TO” increase/limitations & TCEQ’s projected 2017 rates….

                Tier                           OLD             “UP TO increase”       2017 anticipated 

 I (<25 connections)            $100                          $200                            $125        

 II (25–160 connections)  $175                             $300                           $200

III (>160 connections)   $2.15 per connection   $4.00                       $2.45            

Pending we don’t have a FLINT via Fracking or whatever systemic water quality nightmare….in 2017 it is anticipated that the change/increase in rates are as follows:

Tier I goes up a whopping 25% (up to 100%)

Tier II goes up 14% (up to 71%)

Tier III goes up 14% (up to 86%)

What a water (fracking risk) bargain? 

In a worst case scenario the drillers won’t be bearing this cost if fracking causes widespread contamination/clean water availability issues.




About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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1 Response to TX HB1″Up-To” water fee adds 7,000 entities 2 share water appropriation burden can be as high as 100% increases & as low as 14-25%

  1. C Anderson says:

    I live in Kennedale and my water bill is higher than my electric bill. Strange they are charging more for water. It’s running good but awfully high.

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