Honorable Allan Ritter, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1319 by Laubenberg (Relating to the calculation and reporting of water usage and conservation by municipalities and water utilities.), As Introduced
TWDB estimated that 200 utilities are not currently capable of reporting water use by sector as would be required by the bill. Of these, 50 are assumed to not have the necessary software to report in this manner and would need to purchase software. The remaining 150 are assumed to have the necessary software but would require additional coding of customer accounts for detailed reporting.
TWDB estimated the cost of software at $10,000 to $35,000 per utility (50 total), and the cost of coding at $3,000 to $5,000 per utility (200 total), for a total one-time cost of compliance estimated between $1,100,000 and $2,750,000 statewide.
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