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Sac Supervisors One Step Closer To Voting For Higher Water Bills


The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve the introduction of an ordinance that would increase water rates. Next week the board will actually vote on the ordinance – which includes increases in rates this year and next to customers with flat-rate billing.

The ordinance calls for an increase of $3.50 per month this year and $2.50 per month next year for 46,000 people who live in areas where bills include fees for infrastructure and operating costs.

Four thousand people living in areas with fees only for operating costs would see an increase of $2.00 per month this year and a dollar per month next year. Most of the people paying both fees live between Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove.

The Sacramento County Water Agency says a fall-off in construction meant less revenue from development fees. The rate increases are intended to cover that shortfall and provide reliable income for debt service on two new facilities.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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