Articles Tagged With ‘water rates’




Morro Bay water rates to double and then some

Morro Bay water bills will more than double over the next five years, and they will be accompanied by a similar increase in sewer rates. [Tribune] Last week, the Morro Bay City Council unanimously approved a new rate structure that... (Continue reading)

Nipomo raises water rates

During a heated meeting on Friday, the Nipomo Community Services District Board voted 4-1 to approve a water rate increase to pay for supplemental water from Santa Maria. The increase in cost will pay for a pipeline and the cost... (Continue reading)

Nipomo board seeking water rate increase

The Nipomo Community Services District is seeking a water rate increase that would raise costs about 30 percent for the average rate payer. If approved, the rate hike will start July 1, 2015. In Sept. 2013, the board voted to... (Continue reading)

Water rates hike in Cambria

Water rates will effectively double in Cambria Monday, as utility users begin paying for an emergency water system. Previously, the average residential water bill in Cambria was $48.02. It is now $109.02 when the water system is in operation and... (Continue reading)

SLO council adopts water restrictions

The San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a package of water use restrictions Tuesday that will place the city in compliance with a state mandate. [Tribune] At the direction of the State Water Resources Control Board, all municipal water suppliers... (Continue reading)

Cambria water rates could double

Cambria water rates could soon double if the community moves forward with an $8.8 million emergency water supply project. [Tribune] After a protest failed Thursday night, the Cambria Community Services District board voted unanimously to approve a major rate hike.... (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 rates rising despite abundance of water

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo water rates will increase next month for the eighth consecutive year even though the city currently only uses about 55 percent of its annual supply of water. As the city continues to raise rates,... (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)