CA Attorney General Defends Water Rate Penalties To Encourage ConservationCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the state's Supreme Court to strictly limit a lower court's ruling that local water rates designed to encourage conservation are unconstitutional.
$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising RatesA small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers' rates 16 years in a row.
Drought Forcing Water Price Hikes As Much As 33 Percent For Bay Area ResidentsThree of the area's largest water agencies have rate hikes of up to a third on their agendas.
East Bay Water, Sewer Rates Headed HigherWater rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.
Phil Matier: Water Rates To Rise If Governor's Delta Water Project Is BuiltSeveral Bay Area water agencies plan to raise rates if a massive Delta water diversion project, proposed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown, actually gets built.
SoCal Town Organizes Mutiny Against Water Company Over High RatesThe Ventura County city of Ojai is organizing a mutiny against the water company that last year charged Bay Point residents two or three times
Water Customers In East Bay Will Pay MoreMore than one million water customers in the East Bay are going to see their water rates increase by six percent this year and next after East Bay Municipal Utility District board members voted for the hikes Tuesday.
Ironically, Wet Year May Push Up South Bay Water RatesThe abundance of ground water after the heavy rainfall in 2010 and 2011, and the success of conservation efforts, has ironically led the Santa Clara Valley Water District to try and raise rates to make up for lower demand.
Antioch Water Rates Increase