Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo utilities’




SLO council approves water and sewer rate hikes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously to increase water and sewer rates this year and next year. [KSBY] Water rates will increase by 8.5 percent on July 1. They will then increase by an additional... (Continue reading)

Hydrant bursts, floods SLO streets

Tens of thousands of gallons of water spilled onto the streets of San Luis Obispo Tuesday morning, after a truck backed into a fire hydrant. [KSBY] The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. on Hind Lane. City workers turned off the... (Continue reading)

SLO water exceeds chemical compound limit

A chemical compound that is a by-product of chlorine has exceeded the drinking water safety limit in at least some San Luis Obispo households. City water monitors recently discovered that the amount of trihalomethanes in a water supply sample exceeded... (Continue reading)

SLO water, sewer rates go up again

San Luis Obispo water and sewer bills will increase next month and then will rise again in July 2017, continuing a multi-decade streak of increases. As of July 1, water rates will have increased for 12 straight years. Sewer rates... (Continue reading)

SLO to ration water if residents don’t cut use

The city of San Luis Obispo plans to institute water rationing if residents do not cut their water use by more than 10 percent over the next few months. [Tribune] Individual residents of San Luis Obispo currently use about 72... (Continue reading)

SLO water use increased at highest rate in state

Water usage in the city of San Luis Obispo increased at a higher rate in August than it did in any other California city, a state report shows. [KSBY] Statewide, water usage decreased by 11.5 percent from July to August.... (Continue reading)

SLO ratepayers taking a long hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo city staffers are unaware of the last year in which sewer rates have not increased. The city has raised sewer rates for at least the past 21 years, and they will go up again... (Continue reading)

SLO approves conservation-punishing water rate hike

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo City Council approved sewer rate increases Tuesday night, as well as restructured water rates that will hit hardest those who conserve the most. The council voted 3-1 in favor of both the sewer... (Continue reading)