Lawton City Council approves $1 surcharge

Lawton City Council approves $1 surcharge

LAWTON, Okla._City of Lawton residents can expect to see a $1 increase in their water bill.

City Council approved the surcharge to pay for the city's portion of the projects at Waurika Lake. The total cost to increase the lake's storage capacity is estimated at nearly $10 million and will be financed by a loan from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. The loan repayment period is set for 20 years.

Lawton is responsible for 60 percent of the cost.