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Abilene working on plans to pump treated wastewater into city water supply

Published On: May 21 2013 09:47:33 PM CDT
Hamby water treatment plant
ABILENE, Texas -

If you're an Abilene water customer you may be paying a higher monthly bill in the next couple of years as the city works to augment it's water sources.

The Abilene City Council heard more about a plan to pump treated wastewater back into Lake Fort Phantom, one of Abilene's main water sources. 

The city plans on upgrading the Hamby Wastewater Treatment plant in order to do that.

Water Utilities Director Tommy O'Brien told the council Monday the average customer could see their water bill increase by about $9 a month. 

The Hamby plant upgrade should be complete by late 2014.