by Sid Johnson
The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board is working out of sight of the public’s knowledge. Recently, the water rates have been raised to have the water utility pay for itself. Then, they have been looking at a “strategic plan” for water rates by increasing the water rate to have money in the water utility in case an emergency repair is needed like our August fiasco. There is no cap on how much can be collected and left in the water utility fund with no “special” accounting and none set aside in an interest-bearing account.
Guess what? The Weatherford Municipal Utility Board wants to install NEW, more accurate water meters at the utility users’/ ratepayers’ addresses for the purpose of making sure narry a drop of water is not metered. Not only is this to make sure not a drop of water is missed and is billed, BUT you get to pay for these NEW meters and the interest for paying for them over time.