Abilene City Council could vote to raise water rates Thursday
The city of Abilene could issue millions in bonds to upgrade the Hamby water treatment plant.
Thursday, the city council is set to discuss issuing $65 million in bonds to allow that plant to put treated effluent water back into Lake Fort Phantom.
If approved, this first step of the plan would raise water bills $6 to $7 a month beginning in October.
The second stage would happen in October of 2014. It would raise residents water and sewer bills an additional $1.50.
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