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#1 May 4, 2011
Mayor Dewey Hulme lied to reporter Matthew LeBlanc of KCENTV.com at http://www.kcentv.com/story/13798900/texas-ta...

page 2 Hulme states, ".. increased water pressure ... drops the price of your water bill." Talking with people in the water business, they say pressure does not have anything to do with your water bill. Your water bill is based on how much water you use, availabiliy, & drought conditions, fees to the city/MUD, & the price the water supplier is charging. This tower, people say, is going to cost tax payers a lot of money to pay for it and for Troy Bradshaw and the city to gain a profit. Bradshaw and Ashby are not in this to lose money or break even. The greedy people want to make money on top of money. And all the people who use to afford to live in Jarrell are now finding out it is starting to be very EXPENSIVE!

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#2 May 4, 2011
The water tower has not cost tax payers a cent, YET! Huge bills are coming. Now it is costing about $100 before turning on the water faucet, for water and $10 million worth of worthless city sewer that we cannot afford!

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#3 May 4, 2011
TCEQ (tceq.state.tx.us) requires a minimum of 20 psi. Normally it is 35 psi but Georgetown, Round Rock, & Austin are at about 50 or so psi they think. Bigger pipes give you more water volume, not pressure. The water tower is 200 feet in the air so gravity is giving it help with pressure.

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#4 May 4, 2011
Dewey Hulme is not in the water distribution business so Hulme does not know anything about water. Mel Yantis tells Hulme to jump and Hulme asks, "How high"? pathetic - Yantis knows all about water contracts & screwing the residents of Hutto with one of the highest water bills in the state. This is the contract Yantis signed with his good buddy Frankie Limmer and Limmer's Heart of Texas Water for too much water and too much money. Yantis, people say, has made a profit off of this water contract. Hutto people pay the high price. Is this fraud?

Since: Jun 11

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#5 Jun 28, 2011
Dewey Hulme does not know anything about being a mayor! If Hulme keeps listening to incompetent Yantis, he could get into legal trouble. Everybody is being documented that works for the City of Jarrell and it is not good!
Aspen001 wrote:
Mayor Dewey Hulme lied to reporter Matthew LeBlanc of KCENTV.com at http://www.kcentv.com/story/13798900/texas-ta...
page 2 Hulme states, ".. increased water pressure ... drops the price of your water bill." Talking with people in the water business, they say pressure does not have anything to do with your water bill. Your water bill is based on how much water you use, availabiliy, & drought conditions, fees to the city/MUD, & the price the water supplier is charging. This tower, people say, is going to cost tax payers a lot of money to pay for it and for Troy Bradshaw and the city to gain a profit. Bradshaw and Ashby are not in this to lose money or break even. The greedy people want to make money on top of money. And all the people who use to afford to live in Jarrell are now finding out it is starting to be very EXPENSIVE!

Since: Jun 11

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#6 Jun 28, 2011
This is how they lure people in. They start out by saying that this is not costing the taxpayer BUT it will down the road! They are a bunch of liars! DO NOT TRUST THEM!
Aspen001 wrote:
The water tower has not cost tax payers a cent, YET! Huge bills are coming. Now it is costing about $100 before turning on the water faucet, for water and $10 million worth of worthless city sewer that we cannot afford!

Since: Jun 11

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#7 Jun 28, 2011
Looks like the people in Jarrell are investigating and find the lies that spew forth from the Jarrell city hall!
CharolaisCharbrayZebu wrote:
TCEQ (tceq.state.tx.us) requires a minimum of 20 psi. Normally it is 35 psi but Georgetown, Round Rock, & Austin are at about 50 or so psi they think. Bigger pipes give you more water volume, not pressure. The water tower is 200 feet in the air so gravity is giving it help with pressure.

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#8 Jun 28, 2011
Yep, see how it works, politicians fraud, dishonesty, lies, deceit, Texas Penal Code violations, extortion, and lots more....
Henrymeister wrote:
Dewey Hulme is not in the water distribution business so Hulme does not know anything about water. Mel Yantis tells Hulme to jump and Hulme asks, "How high"? pathetic - Yantis knows all about water contracts & screwing the residents of Hutto with one of the highest water bills in the state. This is the contract Yantis signed with his good buddy Frankie Limmer and Limmer's Heart of Texas Water for too much water and too much money. Yantis, people say, has made a profit off of this water contract. Hutto people pay the high price. Is this fraud?
John 2

Georgetown, TX

#9 Jul 3, 2011
WOW John you have beena busy boy. Strap that helmet on and go for a walk.
Ski92

Leander, TX

#11 Jul 17, 2011
My water bill was $607.97 last month, verses 248.00 average I payed last year, That was when the wife watered at least 1 1/2 hours a day and we filled a 1700 gallon pool, washing cars ect. This year with no rain we have stopped watering,didnt fill the pool and yet I get a bill of 607.97 Contacting Sonterra M.U.D I was basicly told it was my problem, they did offer to come out and check my meter but that was 2 weeks ago and they havent shoowed to date. Soooo I called the plumber, He came out and checked....No leaks, but when testing the water pressure I had about 95 PSI which he stated that the normal pressure should be around 65 PSI. this was causing the toliet over flow to kick in thus the high water bill and a pressure relife valve needed to be installed. Giving the go ahead to install it was discovered the I have Kitec water pipes and no plumber will touch them. Soooo I have spent $465.00 for a plumber and no solution. any suggestions would be appreceated.
Just Wondering

Austin, TX

#12 Jul 18, 2011
To Mr. Ski92,
Is this an elevated water tank?
Does Sonterra MUD have a reducing valve to reduce pressure? If yes, ask them to check the reducing valve to make sure it is working.
I am stretching way back in my long term memory but I cannot really recall... You will need to find out positively, but for an elevated water tank, there is what, 2.31 psi for every foot the water is above GL (ground level). So, if that tank is 23 feet above GL, then that is what, 2300 pounds of pressure? You might try the Better Business Bureau or www.angieslist.com for plumbers in your area.
To SKI92

Austin, TX

#14 Jul 18, 2011
There appears to be a lawsuit about Kitec water pipes which are prone to flooding. Maybe you and the people in your community can form together, hire an attorney and sue the home builder.
Ski92 wrote:
My water bill was $607.97 last month, verses 248.00 average I payed last year, That was when the wife watered at least 1 1/2 hours a day and we filled a 1700 gallon pool, washing cars ect. This year with no rain we have stopped watering,didnt fill the pool and yet I get a bill of 607.97 Contacting Sonterra M.U.D I was basicly told it was my problem, they did offer to come out and check my meter but that was 2 weeks ago and they havent shoowed to date. Soooo I called the plumber, He came out and checked....No leaks, but when testing the water pressure I had about 95 PSI which he stated that the normal pressure should be around 65 PSI. this was causing the toliet over flow to kick in thus the high water bill and a pressure relife valve needed to be installed. Giving the go ahead to install it was discovered the I have Kitec water pipes and no plumber will touch them. Soooo I have spent $465.00 for a plumber and no solution. any suggestions would be appreceated.
Ski92

Leander, TX

#15 Jul 18, 2011
Thanks for the suggestions, I will contact Sonterra M.U.D. Ref. reducing valve, and elevated water tank. As for the Kitec water pipes, I belive that when Sonterra developments started First Homes was the seller. A contractor named "Stucky" was the builder. I know there were issues and law suits involved, but dont know details. Bottem line is that First Homes and Mr. Stucky are no longer involved with Sonterra. We have taken meter readings daily and have called another local plumber to come out and take a look. Just hope they will find a solution. 607.00 for water in just a bit to much, I didnt mention that waste water alone was over $ 285.00 Water reading as of 08 July 79360 water reading for 18 July 79722 difference of 362.
Mortimer

Liberty Hill, TX

#16 Oct 24, 2011
Ski92 wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions, I will contact Sonterra M.U.D. Ref. reducing valve, and elevated water tank. As for the Kitec water pipes, I belive that when Sonterra developments started First Homes was the seller. A contractor named "Stucky" was the builder. I know there were issues and law suits involved, but dont know details. Bottem line is that First Homes and Mr. Stucky are no longer involved with Sonterra. We have taken meter readings daily and have called another local plumber to come out and take a look. Just hope they will find a solution. 607.00 for water in just a bit to much, I didnt mention that waste water alone was over $ 285.00 Water reading as of 08 July 79360 water reading for 18 July 79722 difference of 362.
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