Frisco Hikes City Fees

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    Homeowners and businesses are going to pay more for water and sewer service beginning next month.

    The Frisco City Council voted Tuesday night to raise fees for water and sewer service.

    The cost for water will increase from $11 to $14 for up to 2,000 gallons of use for residents in Frisco.

    The matrix for water use of more than 2,000 gallons is also increasing. Sewer rates are increasing from $11 to $14 per bill, according to an analysis of city data.

    Homeowners aren't the only ones affected by the hike. Businesses will pay anywhere from $2.27 to $92.83 more per month, depending on their water use.

    The City Council also voted to increase fees for ambulance services, trash service, recycling pickup and other city services.

    If you own a business and need the fire department to come out for a fire or a hazardous materials situation, prepare to pay a pretty penny. Services that used to be performed at no cost to tax-paying businesses will now come at a fee -- from the cost it took for the dispatcher to answer the phone call to $1,500 for the use of diagnostic equipment. The city will even charge a commercial address $10 if emergency crews have to use a flashlight.

    The changes are set to go into effect Feb. 1.