The City of Tyler will host a press conference regarding the proposed Liberty Utilities rate increase on Monday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at City Hall, second floor State Room.
Liberty Utilities, which provides wastewater services to nearly 3,800 Smith County residents under the names of Tall Timbers Sewer and Woodmark Sewer, has recently announced a significant rate increase that will occur over the next several months. The first rate hike will go into effect on November 1, 2016 and the second will occur on March 1, 2017. Customers of single-family residences in Tyler that are served by Liberty Utilities will see their monthly rate increase from $27.75 per month to $96.38 per month after the final increase next March. Smith County homeowners will see increases ranging from 44% to 75% next March depending on where they live.
Liberty Utilities customers, both inside the City of Tyler city limits and outside the city limits, can protest the proposed rate increase by following these instructions:
Inside City Limits Customers:
1. Complete the Protest Form. For those who do not have one, click here to download the Inside City Limits Customer Protest Form.
2. Mail one (1) copy to the City of Tyler City Manager’s Office:
City Manager - City of Tyler
212 N. Bonner Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702
Outside City Limits Customers:
1. Complete the Protest Form. For those who do not have one, click here to download the Outside City Limits Customer Protest Form.
2. Mail the original and ten (10) copies (eleven total) to the Public Utility Commission at:
Public Utility Commission of Texas
1701 N. Congress Ave.
P.O. Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326