Knox City Lifts Drought Restrictions

Knox City Lifts Drought Restrictions

Knox City is out of a "Stage 4 Drought" and residents will soon see water rates lowered.

Recent rains have raised the watershed to well above 75% and rising. The council members agreed to lower water rate surcharges for residential, commercial, and industrial users. The initial charge of $33.50 for 5,000 gallons or less will remain the same, but surcharges for going over $5,000 have been cut in half.

For example a Knox City resident would previously have paid an extra $15.00 for every 1,000 gallons over the first 5,000. Now the residential user will only pay $7.50 for every 1,000 gallons over the first 5,000.

The Knox City council members said that they wanted to follow nearby Munday city leaders' decision to end their drought restrictions effective June 1st.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6