Iowa Park Makes Changes to Drought Plan

The City of Iowa Park is making changes to its Drought Contingency Plan to make it similar to the City of Wichita Falls.

Iowa Park City Manager Michael Price says the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires cities to update their plans every five years.

On Monday evening, the council updated its plan to mirror that of Wichita Falls and to incorporate some of their goals. 

Price says the old plan also did not specify the council could use surcharges.

Price says, "Now then the plan will allow the council to determine if surcharges and additional water use charges are needed in order that we can meet the reduction goals when the city of Wichita Falls enters stage 2, 3, 4, or 5.

He says those surcharges include a $15 surcharge for water customers who go over 7,000 gallons of water a month.

For using over 10,000 gallons its $75.

A surcharge of $100 will be issued for customers using over 12,000 gallons and $250 for customers using over 15,000 gallons.

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