Residents could see higher water bills

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Residents have done such a great job of conserving water in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County that the could start paying more for it soon.

The Water Utility Authority is making less money because people are using less water.

At a meeting Wednesday night, it’s going to look at a 5 percent rate hike that would start in July.

That means most of our bills would go up about $3 a month.

We’ll let you know what the Water Authority decides. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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