In a Sept. 15 notice, officials with the West Harris County Regional Water Authority announced there will be no increase in water fees in 2024.

The background

This will be the first time in a full decade the WHCRWA has not increased water rates year over year for residents living southwest of Hwy. 290 in the Cy-Fair and Katy areas. The last increase was about 7% from 2022-23.

Water authorities in the Houston region are required to reduce groundwater usage to no more than 40% by 2025 to prevent further subsidence, or the sinking of the surface. Read more about those efforts here.

Also of note

Neighboring North Harris County Regional Water Authority’s board voted Sept. 11 to reduce water rates effective Oct. 1. Read the full story here.