City utility customers will see a slight increase in the bills they receive in August.

During a closed-door session at Tuesday’s meeting, the City Council was briefed about an increase requested by the Lower Colorado River Authority which is the city’s wholesale provider of electricity.

Assistant City Manager Rick Cortes said LCRA had notified the city of a 6.99 percent increase in the PCRF (power cost recovery factor).

“We’re going to absorb some of that increase,” Cortes said, noting that an increase of only 3.2 percent is planned for city utility customers.

For the average home, the increase will amount to $2.06 a month, he said.

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