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Our New Water Rates

Councilmen Reeve and Brynes opposed implementing our new water and sewer rates in the Capistrano Dispatch for reasons that make no sense unless it is political posturing. 447 more words


Activists Call For UN Intervention As Government Moves To Shut Off Water In Detroit

As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene on behalf of the bankrupt city’s most vulnerable citizens.Their report, filed Wednesday with the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, alleges that the DWSD crackdown is part of an effort “to sweeten the pot for a private investor” to take over the city’s heavily-indebted water and sewer system as part of Detroit’s broader bankruptcy proceedings.One of the activist groups behind the report, the Detroit People’s Water Board, notes that city residents have seen water rates more than double over the past decade at the same time that the city’s poverty rate rose to nearly 40 percent, putting the cost of basic running water beyond reach for tens of thousands of households. 142 more words

Human Rights

City Council June 17 Actions

Larry Kramer’s thoughts on June 17 City Council Agenda

Here are some important items that came before the City Council on June 17.Votes on items were unanimous unless otherwise noted. 112 more words

City Council Agenda

East Bay Water, Sewer Rates Headed Higher

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Water rates at the East Bay’s largest water district are on the increase beginning next month.

Customers of the East Bay Municipal Utilities District will pay 9.5 percent more following a unanimous vote by the board. 132 more words


Setting Davis water rates in the most fair manner

The City of Davis adopted an innovative rate structure in 2012 to fund a new surface water supply project. The new framework, called “consumption-based fixed rate” or CBFR, originally was structured to provide a stable revenue source for recovering debt costs while allowing customers to reduce their bills when conserving. 775 more words

Urban Water Use