MIDLAND - If you received your mailer about what to expect with your water bill but didn't give it second glance, the City of Midland wants you to take it very seriously.
On Thursday morning, city officials discussed their thinking behind the mailers.
It wasn't to scare you; it was for you to understand that our water resources are limited and need to be conserved.
Utilities Director Stuart Purvis tells NewsWest 9, it's not about making money.
Mayor Wes Perry says this is an effort to let you know that this is serious business and we need to adapt.
"We wanted to make sure people understood exactly what they had or how much they spent last year in water and planning for it this summer. Thinking about "gosh, well if it's going to cost that much I'm going to have to change my habits and I'm hearing that conversation going on," Midland Mayor, Wes Perry, said.
Perry went on to say that this year's water rates are subject to change.
With the T-Bar Ranch Water line expected to be completed next year, rates could change again but that doesn't mean we should revert back to our old ways.