Conservation efforts are paying off and water usage is down in Fort Worth. But as people use less water, the city is considering raising rates to cover water department operating costs.
Last summer North Texans were asked to make water concessions because of the drought, now at least one city is considering making some watering restrictions permanent.
Water rates could be going up for residents in many North Texas cities and the hike is the result of Zebra Mussels.
Whitefence.com surveyed 21 cities for utility rates and found that Dallas and Houston consumers pay the most for their utility bundles, which includes home phone, TV, Internet, electricity and natural gas.