For the past several years, Lodi residents have seen water mains replaced, lawns torn up and new $300 water meters installed at every home in the city. It's all part of a California law requiring water use to be regulated and paid for on a by-use basis, not a flat fee, by 2025.
But moving earth, breaking concrete and cutting water lines to install each meter is the easy part. Setting up a fair plan for billing is the problem.
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