Today, the McKinney City Council approved a resolution giving the City Manager authorization to provide disaster relief to residents and businesses, including waivers, credits, and forbearance measures for critical areas impacted by Winter Storm Uri.
“Collectively, these initiatives represent a significant step to provide thoughtful, meaningful relief to our residents and business community after suffering through the winter storm,” said Mayor George Fuller. “This has been a challenging time for our city, and we need to step up immediately and provide assistance where we are able.”
Water customers will receive a water rate adjustment during the next billing cycle with all tiers rolled back to the Tier 1 Rate of $4 per 1,000 gallons, which offers more robust relief compared to leak credits. It also provides savings for customers above their usual usage due to dripping faucets during the storm.
Further, February will be excluded from the annual Winter Quarter Average (WQA) calculation. An industry-standard WQA is calculated using December through February water consumption. Excluding February from the WQA calculation will prevent the average from being skewed due to the need for dripping faucets during the storm.
Stand-alone and alterations permit fees for residents and businesses will be waived for 60 days. Residents should review invoices from third-party contractors to ensure they are not charged permit acquisition fees during this period.
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) will waive construction and demolition material fees at their landfills and transfer stations for McKinney residents through March 31. Residents may deliver debris two times at no cost.
The city will also offer a forbearance period of 10 days for commercial construction waste.
For more information, visit the city’s Weather Recovery and Assistance page that details other state and federal programs and aid opportunities offered to residents due to Winter Storm Uri.