Los Osos Flow

Los Osos Flow

OUTRAGED OVER WATER PRICES?
We are seeing our quality of life suppressed with the excessive rate increases while the Not for profit water company across the Valley sells water from the same source for half the price. 
 
JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS..
Attend a meeting...ask why your water rates are TWICE AS MUCH as the Los Osos Community Serviced District Rates!  Your voice matters most!  Attend the Golden State's Water meeting...Bring neighbors, friends, ask business owners and condo association board members to attend --- if you know any school board members, have them attend.  This is a fight we have to win!  Be heard. 
 
Here's what one of GSW's rate payers are saying
after attending a Los Osos FLOW Meeting!
 
 
WHAT CAN YOU DO NOW?!  
  • We need residents to sign up for our web site and newsletter
  • We need help in organizing a united front to stop these excessive rate increases. 
LEAVE US YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ABOVE... 
Please sign in above to volunteer:  
  • Make calls
  • Go door-to-door passing out information
  • Assist financially --- we are dependent 100% on donations 


GOT INSANELY HIGH WATER BILLS?  SO DO WE!   

$300/month? $500/month?  Some as high as $1400/month!  Water bills in Los Osos are INSANE!  Why? One reason --- Golden State Water and their profit motivated overhead.

 

HOW CAN GOLDEN STATE WATER CHARGE US THIS MUCH?!  

“How can it be that GSW can raise their rates this high and going higher again this year, when other water agencies rate increases are more moderate?”

  1. Golden State Water is a private, for-profit water company. Their obligation is to deliver water, their primary goal is to "maximize profits". All they need is approval from their regulator --- The CPUC.  
  2. Public water agencies cannot sell water, a necessity of life, profit, due to Proposition 218 passing in 1996, which provides that revenues from the property related fee “shall not exceed the funds required to provide service.” and “shall not exceed the proportional cost of service attributable to the parcel.”  Public agencies cannot profit from the sale of water.

 

Since 2000 our water rates have increased close to 100%

 

SEE WHO ELSE IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GSW!
 

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT MATTERS!!!

With community support, we can get out from underneath a private, for-profit water company as the community of Felton CA. Los Osos' goal, with the very important wide support of the community and the eventual help of a local public water agency, is to permanently remove GSW from our community, with water then supplied to us by that local water agency.  

 

STOP paying for water system improvements outside our area

STOP paying 2X to 4X more than water from Los Osos Community Services District

STOP paying for GSW's endless appeals for more of our hard-earned money

STOP depending on Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to protect you

STOP the excessive 25% and 35% water increases

STOP policies that discourage conservation


Follow the steps that other communities have successful undertaken and are currently taking to reclaim their water infrastructure and independence from private, egregious water companies.

OR...

We can do nothing and trust our future to Golden State Water and the CPUC.   

The Los Osos Friends of Locally Owned Water's goal with the eventual help of a public water agency and the support of the community is to, in time, rid our area of GSW for good and be serviced by more responsible municipal local water agencies.

 


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RED ALERT! 
Bottom line, higher rates back to the 40% range, increased WRAM charges from 20+ to 40%+ due to the drought and the ability for GSWC to charge for water NEVER delivered, unlimited increases in administration, accelerated replacement of infrastructure.
 
All of our predictions of future costs have been exceeded. They will more than double our predicted costs.
Communities must understand that they need to purchase their water suppliers now, while the cost is so 
CHEAP! The longer we wait, the more maintenance, replacement and upgrading GSWC will be doing at the highest cost possible with full recovery. 
 
Once the General Rate Case starts this JULY, we will be in a fight for our lives. Each community needs to pressure their Assemble and California Senate members to change CPUC to elected not appointed. We really need to threaten our Assembly and Senate with election challenges if they won't support affordable water.

 

 

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