Lufkin residents may see spike in sewer rates

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Lufkin residents could see a six percent spike in water and sewer rates this year.

City leaders say that could mean about a dollar or two more on your monthly bill.

It's part of a four-year plan to increase rates by six percent each year. This is the second year.

The hike follows the sale of $15-million in bonds allowing the city of Lufkin to purchase several properties. These include water wells, 800 acres of lake, as well as water rights around the Abitibi Paper Mill.

The city says this will secure Lufkin's long-term water resources.

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