In an earlier phone interview, Orville Bevel, president of the Greater Lake Palestine Council and a Wildwood citizen, said Tecon is allowed to have a monopoly because Texas law states a certificate of convenience number can be awarded to only one company in an area and no other water company can service that area.
At Thursday's meeting he
told the TCEQ attorneys and the audience that he
had lived all over the United States, and Tecon
is the worst water company he
"I feel that I am paying for a Jaguar and getting the quality and service of a Yugo," he
went on to challenge TCEQ
to make Tecon
provide good quality water at a reasonable price.
"I have no problem with a company making a decent profit, but gouging the individual homeowner and small business is deplorable," he
East Texans can go to the preliminary hearing in Austin on Monday.A charter bus will leave Chandler's Winchester Park at 6 a.m. for the noon meeting.A ride on the bus costs $35.For more information, call Bevel
at (903) 849-4689.
Kristi Flippin covers Henderson and Van Zandt counties.She
can be reached at 903.596-6267. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org