2017 Water Prices
Will recent rains mean an increase in our water supply and drop in water prices?Mark Weston, a Poway resident and immediate past president of the county agency board, told the council that the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), had invested extensively over the past two decades to upgrade water storage and delivery systems so the county can wean itself from "Metro" water. Part of the higher water costs being passed along to local water districts reflect the costs of financing those improvements. Rates are likely to climb consistently in coming years, he agreed. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know it's going to get more expensive," Mullin said.
Water prices in Poway are continuing to rise after a city council meeting, where the vote was unanimous to raise rates, even after the complaints of many residents was heard. "I've lived here for 25 years, and my water bills keep going up, up, up, " one woman said. "I don't use my dishwasher, I've got dirt for a lawn, and this is how we get rewarded?"
While we have received a substantial amount of rain, water will not be more affordable than it was last year. As a matter of fact, it will cost you more.
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