Let's see now. Five years ago our water bills were too high because of some squirrely contract with the North Texas Mucicipal Water District. It was explained that because Rowlett once used so much water, we had to buy that much water every year.......whether we needed it, or not. The argument was that NTMWD had to plan to supply Rowlett that much water every year......whether we used it, or not. So, we spent a few years paying for water we didn't get.
Then, we had four years of drought. During this period, we had to ration water (use less) because we didn't have enough water because the NTMWD couldn't supply it, but we still had to pay for water we didn't use (per the contract), for water the NTMWD couldn't deliver, anyway. (My head is beginning to hurt.)
I have lived on Lake Ray Hubbard for 40 years. I know we don't get our water from this lake, but it's a good barometer for the area. In four month's time, I saw Lake Ray Hubbard go from the lowest level I have ever seen to the highest level I had ever seen. One might surmise we had a little rain this Spring.
So, here we are now with two months of below average rainfall and we're being threatened with higher water rates and additional water restrictions.
Wasn't this after we spent $30 million of a $300 million contract to build a new pipeline from Lake Texhoma? Oh, I guess that was to stop the Zebra Mussels. I wonder what we do with the water in that pipeline?
Who's driving this wagon, anyway? Can't we get someone that owns a calculator?