According to the Fort Bend Herald, the city of Kendleton, Texas, may have violated state law when it increased the water rates at the Lazy K RV Park in 2021.

The city raised the water rates at Lazy K from $100 per month to $700 per month in March 2021.

Lazy K owner Todd Doucet said Kendleton Mayor Darryl Humphrey Sr. told him a city ordinance allowed the city to change the park’s designation from commercial to residential.

However, Humphrey did not provide the ordinance to Doucet when asked.

Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners, said state law prohibits communities from applying residential water rates to RV parks.