On Sept. 19, Frisco City Council approved the city’s 2018-19 budget, tax rate and water rates. The water rates are increasing by about 2 percent for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

City staff said the rate increases will help the city’s financial stability and pass on the rate increases from the North Texas Municipal Water District. The water district is increasing its rates for member cities—including Frisco—by $0.14 for this fiscal year. Member cities will pay $2.92 per 1,000 gallons during FY 2018-19.

NTMWD Director of Finance Rodney Rhoades said many member cities choose to pass on the rate increase to residents.

In Frisco, the volume charge per 1,000 gallons of water used will increase between $0.08 and $0.13 depending on how much water a residential property uses. Commercial and irrigation rates are being adjusted in a similar manner, according to the city.

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