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May 27, 2010

Banning Considering Water Rate Increase

The City Council in Banning is considering increasing water and sewer rates in a way that answers one of my questions, and this is, can a water district schedule a series of rate increases or does it have to approve each rate increase, one at a time? Banning is considering raising water rates 30% this year, then 7% each year after that until 2014.

It also looks like Banning charges everyone a flat rate per month, regardless of actual water use. That's not only an open invitation to water waste, but it makes it very challenging to stay solvent.

Filed under Coachella Valley | permalink | May 27, 2010 at 10:35 AM


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