Mexia water rates could rise significantly

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Bistone Municipal Water Supply District’s water tank, at its Personville facility, shows signs of the years’ wear and tear on its exterior. Contributed photo

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mexia residents may see their water bills rise by 27-30 percent in a few months to pay for improvements to the Bistone Municipal Water Supply District’s aging facilities.

Bistone is raising rates to pay for its proposed $6 million project to repair and upgrade its water treatment facilities, both in Personville, where its wells are located and the well water is treated for Mexia use, and at Lake Mexia, where lake water is treated and sold to people and businesses in that area.

A water rate study conducted by Sledge Engineering and KSA Engineers was paid for jointly by Bistone, the city of Mexia, White Rock Special Utility District and the city of Wortham, and the results were presented to representatives of those entities Monday evening. The study delineates all that would be done, why and how much it would cost.

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