California Today: Use Less Water, Pay Higher Bills
May 3, 2017 at 10:00am
Mike McPhate, The New York Times
During California's long drought, public officials urged residents to cut back on water usage and imposed temporary bill surcharges to discourage consumption.
Consumers and businesses responded by reducing water consumption on an average of 22 percent statewide from June 2015 to January 2017/
Now their reward will be higher water rates.
Although California's governor, Jerry Brown, offcially declared an end to teh state's drought emergecy last month, local water agencies are planning major rate increase to make up for the fact they are selling a lot less water than they used to.