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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

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

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

Expecting A Higher Water Bill? Blame Zebra Mussels

There’s a chance your water bill may be going up and you can blame it, in part, on Zebra Mussels. Zebra Mussels are tiny aquatic life forms that stick to smooth surfaces, and can gum up boat engines and motors at municipal water pumping stations.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

(credit: Arlington Resident Carol Cash)

Waterlogged Arlington Residents Want Help From City

A water main break caused flooding in an Arlington neighborhood on Wednesday. Homeowners say this isn’t the first time they’ve had a problem with high water. Now they want the city to make things right.

10/27/2011

Water flows from a showerhead. (credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Vandals Spike Chlorine Level At Parker Co. Water Plant

The only reason your skin would burn while taking a shower is if the water were scalding hot, right? Not if you live in rural Parker County!

KRLD–02/08/2011