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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:09 am, Wed May 23, 2012.

The city of Lodi has started enforcing its water conservation ordinance at the beginning of this month, which limits the times when people can water their lawns.

The city is also giving out rebates for residents and businesses who buy appliances that save water.

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5 comments:

  • Bob Smith posted at 9:54 pm on Wed, May 23, 2012.

    Bob Smith Posts: 128

    Once the water travels through my water meter I've paid for it. Now that it's mine, I should be able to use it however I want. What is the difference between that, and going to the store and buying a bottle of water? The delivery method. It is still water that I have paid for.
    I don't know that I follow the double standard argument, but I think that once I've paid for something and I own it, it's mine to do with as I please.

     
  • Christopher Vigil posted at 5:46 pm on Wed, May 23, 2012.

    Christopher Vigil Posts: 5

    I am already being charged based on USAGE (look at your bill).
    If you get flagged on the ODD/EVEN oridinance, WHILE being charged based on METERED USAGE, that's a DOUBLE STANDARD, and I would report the City of Lodi to the Better Business Bureau (yes, City of Lodi Utility is a business too).

    If the DOUBLE STANDARD is LEGAL, that really reflects negative on our City.
    ODD/EVEN system -or- METERED USAGE: PICK ONE!

     
  • Christopher Vigil posted at 5:16 pm on Wed, May 23, 2012.

    Christopher Vigil Posts: 5

    Ms. Bobin... what you are saying makes no sense.
    (Firstly, do you have a meter? If so, look at your bill again).
    I am RIGHT NOW being charged based on "water usage" vs. traditional flat rate, and have been for quite a while. There is NO REASON for ODD/EVEN ordinances if the meter will force me to use water responsibly (as it is, I have an 'anti waste' mindset already. Its either METERING or NO METERING -- PICK ONE. You can't have it BOTH WAYS just because there is a section of population that doesn't yet have meters, while others like myself DO and are being charged on usage. It's a DOUBLE standard and certainly they have a list of streets that are FULLY active for usage as to NOT FLAG THEM.

    What a rat race.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:50 am on Wed, May 23, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Not everyone has a meter yet. We had a meter installed, but according to the COL website, we won't be charged metered rates until 2013.

    Either way, the city ordinance is still in effect and, as an overall water-saving measure, should be abided by - especially the watering times. Best to water in the morning rather than at night so plants and trees can conserve the water and fungal diseases can be prevented.

     
  • Gerald Krein posted at 9:38 am on Wed, May 23, 2012.

    Gerald Krein Posts: 20

    I don't quite understand why we need the ordinance since we now have metered water. if you use excessive water you will have a high bill. Isn't that the penalty?

     
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