Will my water bill be higher due to water main breaks?

Water bills will not rise as a direct result from this outbreak of water main breaks. The City will pay for the cost of repairing the lines. The cost for the excess water will be minimal because a large portion of the City's water cost is based on fixed costs, such as debt service, employees, equipment costs.  

Burns and McDonnell completed a water rate study that will result in a series of incremental increases. These increases will in fund long term upgrades to system and repay the state revolving loan fund for the $20 million in waterline projects to be completed.

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1. Will my water bill be higher due to water main breaks?
2. Why is maintenance of the 12th Avenue water storage tank necessary at this time?
3. What did the water model show would happen with tower offline?
4. Why are there so many water main breaks occurring?
5. What projects are scheduled to improve the city waterline system?
6. Why is it necessary to work on the 12th Avenue water tower now?
7. Why are fire hydrants allowed to be open for extended period of time?
8. How does water move through the city?
9. Is there the water contaminated after a water main break?
10. What is the difference between a Water Watch and a Water Warning?
11. Why is the Splash Pad open in a Water Watch?
12. What is the difference between city, county, and school district taxes and what they fund?