Oakland Officials Finalizing A 30% Water Rate Increase This Week

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water increase in-Oakland-CAThe entire Bay Area might soon see a dramatic increase in water rates from their attempts to conserve water.

The San Jose Mercury News just reported that three water districts, including Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, as well as the East Bay Municipal Utility District are considering rate hikes of up to 30 percent this year.

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The collective of bay area agencies are now saying they need to increase the rate because so many people are now conserving more water, and the agencies might soon start losing money from the decreased water sold.

A final decision will be made this week.

What do you think the agencies should do?

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