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San Diego County Water Authority Challenges Water Rates

Above: The All American Canal, the main water conduit from the Colorado River into the Imperial Dam, Imperial Valley, 6 August 2009.

Aired 1/9/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.

A lawsuit is being heard in State court challenging the amount charged to San Diego water users by the Metropolitan Water district. San Diego would like changes in the rate structure, especially since rates have climbed 75 percent in recent years.

Guest

Denise Vedder, Senior Public Affairs Manager at the SD County Water Authority

Transcript

The San Diego County Water Authority wants to change the way rates are structured by the Metropolitan Water District. But no one is talking about water rates going down anytime soon. We'll hear why the rates are up, even though consumption is down.

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dialyn | January 9, 2012 at 11:32 a.m. ― 2 years, 11 months ago

The rates go up because revenue goes down when consumption goes down, and no one in charge of utilities (not SDG&E, or the Water Districts) want to see consumers benefit from conservation at the risk of losing their profits.

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