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Mayor Sylvester Turner, half persuaded, half demanding City Council get behind the $2 billion rate hike he says will be needed to upgrade the battered infrastructure of Houston’s water system.
A little history, in 2019, Turner settled a long-running pollution case with the EPA- which had admonished the city for allowing lots of sewage to seep into local lakes, rivers, and streams.
The price tag of the agreement $2 billion worth of mandatory improvements.
The mayor says we have no surplus cash to meet the obligation - so ratepayers - rich and poor - will have to pony up for the next 15 years.