Bill which would transfer Central Heights water heard in committee
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The Texas Senate Committee on Local Government considered a bill to transfer control of Central Heights Water System from the City of Nacogdoches to the Angelina River Authority.
Kelly Holcomb, general manager of the Angelina River Authority, spoke as a resource witness and said the water system in question “resides 100% outside the city of Nacogdoches.” For this reason, the river authority is considered a more appropriate group to pay for and manage the system.
Holcomb stated the transfer itself should not impact prices for customers, although rates may increase for another reason: because of planned improvements.
After Holcomb spoke, public testimony was closed, and the bill, SB 1305, was left pending, subject to the call of the chair.
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