- November 2, 2015

How Drainage Fees Affect Austin’s Ability to Deal With Flooding


KUT — Austin Energy customers may see an increase in their bill this month. But the increase isn’t because of higher electricity rates.

The City is changing the way it calculates its drainage fee, and the new fee structure directly affects the city’s ability to handle flooding.

Look at the city’s history, and you’ll see how direct that connection is.