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Kermit Residents Attend City Council Meeting to Discuss Water Bill Increases

KERMIT -- It looked like all of Kermit came to Thursday's city council meeting.
KERMIT -- It looked like all of Kermit came to Thursday's city council meeting.

Most even brought their water bills.

"It went from going from the $70s to $125," said Veronica Renteria.

Residents say they were told they would be getting a $10 dollar increase in their water bill.

But residents say they were hit with much more than just a $10 dollar increase.

"When I opened the water bill I was like my water bill's never been this high since I lived here," said Denna Ditto, who's bill doubled.

Ditto says her water usage did not change.

"I was just so shocked that it just doubled in one month when we basically do the same thing you know, day by day by day."

"I hope that we can get it resolved without arguments and anger and everything," said Kathie Baxter, whose water bill also greatly increased," said Kathie Baxter, whose water bill also increased.

But the meeting wasn't all peaceful.

Mitchell Sims said he believes the city needs to get a good game plan together and that residents were misled when told they would be seeing a small increase.

Several people voiced their concerns about the rate hikes.

In the end, the council concluded the meeting saying they would take everyone's concerns into consideration.




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