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Posted on: August 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BWA Harris Reservoir Expansion

Reservoir Budget Brief

One of the main projects that will be reflected on your utility bill in the coming year is the cost of the BWA Harris Reservoir Expansion (no relation to Harris County).

 Water might seem plentiful when you live near one of the most famous Texas rivers. Still, the entire southeast Texas coast needs more of it to maintain our economy, lifestyles and community. Water management is one of the most significant resource topics affecting us in the coming decades. One of the main projects that will be reflected on your utility bill in the coming year is the cost of the BWA Harris Reservoir Expansion (no relation to Harris County). The water authority has partnered with DOW to ensure its customers, which includes Lake Jackson, will have more water storage to manage droughts and future trends, such as residential growth. Partnering with DOW lessens the taxpayer burden, but residents will see water bill increases annually for the next eight years. This year, the proposed budget contains $109,500 to pay Lake Jackson’s portion of the reservoir expansion. If you want to learn more about the budget and its impact on you, attend our public hearing at 6:30 pm Monday, Aug. 21, at City Hall. You can speak directly to the City Council about the topics you want to know more about.

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