KPRC 2 Investigates: Received a high water bill? Here’s how to fight it
KPRC 2 Investigates has received a flood of complaints against the city of Houston water department. Customers are calling us when they receive abnormally high, astronomical bills that they believe must be the result of a mistake or billing error. They say their calls and emails to the city go unanswered or drag on for months without resolution.
Electricity repricing bill hits wall in House, marking first major schism with Senate this session
Dan Patrick and marked the first major schism between the two chambers this legislative session. Ad“The Texas Senate stood for individuals, and I’m proud of you,” Patrick told senators. “The House stood for big business.”ERCOT is a nonprofit entity that manages the power grid and controls the prices power generators charge to retail electric providers, such as power companies and city utilities. Outgoing ERCOT CEO Bill Magness and PUC Chair Arthur D’Andrea say the cap was necessary to incentivize generators to send power to the grid. Still, the rift emerging between the House and Senate marks the most visible difference yet between the two chambers, which have largely avoided open conflict this session until now.
What you need to know if you are worried about receiving an astronomical water bill
HOUSTON – With so many pipes busted during the storm, a lot of families are scared their next water bill will be sky high, but some customers might not have to pay the full amount. “Water everywhere, water just dripping down.”Gochman is not sure how much water or how long her pipes had been leaking before her ceiling collapsed, but she is concerned about the amount of her monthly water bill. According to the city of Houston’s Director of Public Works, Gochman and others like her should not panic. “Don’t’ stress we are going to encourage you to pay the same amount you paid for your last bill in January,” she said. After that, contact the number at the bottom of your water bill and ask how you can get the information to them.