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Fri Apr 29 2016 (Updated 04/30/16)New Fees to Be Charged to Subsidize Delta Tunnels
Fri Apr 29 2016 (Updated 04/30/16)Santa Clara Valley Water Rates to Increase Without a Public Vote to Support "Cal WaterFix"
Attendees at the April 14 public meeting of the Santa Clara County Water Commission's Board of Directors in Gilroy were surprised to learn that a new fee will soon be added to their groundwater bills to support the Cal WaterFix, also known as the Delta Tunnels.
Several users of small private residential water systems complained bitterly about the cost of the current groundwater charges on top of the cost of pumping and maintenance of their wells. They were unanimous in stating that they could not afford the proposed increase for FY 2017. The groundwater charges are also paid by the cities and passed on to customers.
“Well owners and residential customers will now be paying to support the Delta Tunnels through their water bills. No wonder people are upset,” explained Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “This rate increase will happen, without a vote, for a project without permits, for water they will never receive.”
Read More | Controversy erupts over Santa Clara Water District’s groundwater charges | Restore the Delta
Recent Articles on Delta Tunnels: State Water Board Schedules Closed Meetings on Delta Tunnels || Groups Support Bill Calling For Public Vote On Delta Tunnels || Bill Forcing Public Vote on Delta Tunnels Passes Key Committee || State Water Board denies dismissal request for Delta Tunnels petition
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