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February 12, 2013 > Letter to the Editor: Water District increases are exorbitant

Letter to the Editor: Water District increases are exorbitant

On February 1, 2013, service charges on your Alameda County Water District (ACWD) bill increased 100% from $14.93 to $29.86. In addition, you have a separate charge for consumption of water. They urge us to conserve water and, when consumption declines, raise the water rates, as they are not receiving enough money.

Each year, the District notifies us of a projected increase in water charges, service charge or both; they advise us of an upcoming meeting where we can object. I have attended meetings and written letters but each year, the increases pass.

I have never heard of a 100% increase - even PG&E doesn't ask for that much. They say [the increase] will be for main replacement and seismic retrofit program. I have the salary schedule for Alameda County Water District and the salaries are all very lucrative.

If you wish to voice your objection to this exorbitant service charge increase, please call the District at (510) 668-4299.

Peggy Gerling

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