LCRA to begin discussions on water rate increases

By Asher Price - American-Statesman Staff

To pay for a proposed reservoir and new water wells it says will benefit the entire river basin, the Lower Colorado River Authority board appears poised to raise rates on the water it sells to cities, farmers and industries.

With lakes Travis and Buchanan, the region’s chief reservoirs, taxed by drought and ever-increasing population, the river authority has said it wants to add 100,000 acre-feet of water to its supplies by 2017.

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