By Ben Thomas 5.17.2012
Some suppiers who truck in water to fill Texas pools are raising their rates by as much as 300 percent.
While trucked-in water ordinarily runs 6 cents per gallon or less, some are charging 14 cents. So it can cost more than $4,000 to fill even a small residential pool.
As water restrictions continue to tighten in some central and south Texas municipalities, an increasing number of homeowners are prohibited from using municipal water sources to fill new pools.
As a result, they’ve come to depend on trucked-in water. While some trucking companies have held their rates constant, others have begun price gouging.