The water service company that serves much of Bastrop County will begin charging area residents for its services after a year of providing the community with water for free.
Aqua Water Supply will resume billing its regular rates and monthly $25 service fee on October 1 after a year of not charging those affected by last Summer’s devastating Bastrop County wildfires. The company estimates this decision will affect 241 customers who have not yet been able to rebuild their homes.
The water supplier lost close to 1,000 water meters in the fire, which would have cost it over $350,000 to replace if not for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The costs of rebuilding after a fire can be prohibitively high without some form of aid. If your home suffered damage in the Bastrop County fires and your insurance company is refusing to help you shoulder the costs of rebuilding, contact the Bastrop fire insurance attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-639-8460.