$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising Rates
A 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.
Three of the area’s largest water agencies have rate hikes of up to a third on their agendas.
Water rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.
Several 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.
The Ventura County city of Ojai is organizing a mutiny against the water company that last year charged Bay Point residents two or three times
More 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.
The 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, Calif. (KCBS)- It’s a bare bones budget in the city of Antioch, where foreclosures are partly to blame for a rise in water and sewer rates in Contra Costa County.