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Abilene City Council could vote to raise water rates Thursday

By George Levesque, Managing Editor/Anchor, glevesque@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 20 2013 08:15:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 21 2013 11:47:03 AM CDT
Hamby water treatment plant
ABILENE, Texas -

The city of Abilene could issue millions in bonds to upgrade the Hamby water treatment plant.

Thursday, the city council is set to discuss issuing $65 million in bonds to allow that plant to put treated effluent water back into Lake Fort Phantom.

If approved, this first step of the plan would raise water bills $6 to $7 a month beginning in October.

The second stage would happen in October of 2014.  It would raise residents water and sewer bills an additional $1.50.