Water Subcommittee to Hold Meeting Saturday re: Rates, Water Study

Press Release posted 3/7/13 – The first community study session on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Sierra Madre Room at the Community Recreation Center, 611 E. Sierra Madre, will be a discussion of our water rates, and the upcoming water rate study that the City Council will be commissioning.

For this meeting, we will focus on the following question:

How do we structure water rates so that we:

  • Keep our water utility financially viable,
  • Promote conservation so that we minimize or delay our need for an alternate water supply,
  • Give a higher priority to health and hygiene needs of our citizens vs. discretionary uses (long hot showers, lush landscaping),
  • Be sensitive to those that are least able to pay, and
  • Build reserves to replace and repair aging infrastructure.

If you are interested in participating, click here for the agenda reports on the State of the City’s Infrastructure and a Discussion on a Potential City Utility (Water, Sewer, Strom Drain) Rate Study.  (Editor’s note – the Water Sub-committee of the City Council consists of Mayor Josh Moran and Council member John Capoccia.)