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.