RICHARDSON – The Richardson City Council has approved a resolution to implement a $15 drip credit on all water bills, one free week of dumpster rentals for residents and businesses, and the waiver of plumbing and building permits for storm-related repairs.

During the 10-day winter weather event, city staff performed almost 1,000 emergency water shutoffs and responded to 26 water main breaks. Water customers were asked to drip faucets to prevent pipes from freezing.

Water usage climbed during the week to 32 million gallons in one day, doubling the average 16 million gallons a day for this time of the year.

The approval relief measures will cost the City about $490,000. 

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