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Water flows from a shower head into a bathtub. (Source: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Conservation Working, But Water Department Rates Still Rising

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.

CBS 11–03/24/2014

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North Texas City Considering Making Water Restrictions Permanent

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/18/2014

Contractors place sections of a water pipeline in a trench. (credit: Getty Images/Ross Land)

New $300 Million Pipeline Means Water Rate Hike

Water rates could be going up for residents in many North Texas cities and the hike is the result of Zebra Mussels.

CBSDFW.COM–10/02/2012

Dallas Utility Rates Highest (Survey shows)

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.

07/12/2010