Local cities could soon face higher water bills

April 16, 2010 2:16:00 PM PDT
People who live in West University Place and Bellaire could soon be paying higher water bills. Small cities that buy water from Houston have been told their rates could go up as much as 30 percent. Just last week city officials in Houston discussed raising water rates by 12 percent for homeowners and 47 percent for people who live in apartments.

City officials will meet next Monday to discuss the water rate increase.