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Lodi City Council approves water rate increase

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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:28 am

Families with newly installed water meters will most likely see their bills decrease over the next few years, according to the city of Lodi’s Public Works Department.

The Lodi City Council voted 4-1 to approve a 2.5 percent wastewater rate increase, as well as water rate schedules based on usage rather than flat fees through 2019 at its Wednesday night meeting.

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  • Bob Marconi posted at 5:49 pm on Sat, Jul 19, 2014.

    Bob Marconi Posts: 39

    I don't want to throw Councilman Hansen into one of his fits of agony and disbelief over the public's ignorance of how hard he works FOR US, BUT to charge even more for water that tastes like he soaked his dirty socks in is galling.

  • roy bitz posted at 5:14 pm on Thu, Jul 17, 2014.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    This article is as clear as muddy water. The LNS has an opportunity to clear up the true but very misleading facts presented here. For example: how many residential units in Lodi have 2. Inch meters and how many have 3/4 inch units.
    Residence with meters are billed based on usage, explain why meter size matters.
    Waste water is not metered. I believe the flat rate for waste water is and hi has been some $40 per month for years for most houses. Explain the $23 $24 dollar rates.
    Who says mobile homes have been under paying for years ? How so?
    Let's be honest council members. Water is a river of revenue that will pay for the two hundred million dollar surface water treatment plant that provides us with foul tasting, odiferous, drinking water.
    No? Anyone.



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