Water rates, CPUC Procedures, and Water Conservation - December 6th 7:00pm, SJ City Hall Council Chambers
- Learn how water conservation relates to water rates and how the Public
Utilities Commission reviews rates to protect consumers.
December 6th, 2012 at 7:00pm
San Jose Water Company proposed rate increase
San Jose City Hall, Council Chambers
The League of Women Voters of San Jose and Santa Clara along with the Loma
Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club and Councilmember Don Rocha are
co-sponsoring a Town Hall meeting to discuss the proposed increase. The
agenda for this informative meeting will include:
o A presentation explaining the rate increase the San Jose Water
Company's long range plans and proposed infrastructure upgrades.
o A summary of the California Public Utility Commission review of the
proposed rate increase by Richard Rauschmeir, Division of Rate Payer
o Cynthia Jean Truelove, Director, Water Energy Research Initiative,
Stanford University who will comment on water conservation initiatives and
best practices in relation to the proposed rate increase
On January 3, 2012 the San Jose Water Company proposed a 44 percent rate
increase to be phased in over three years. This proposed increase is now
before the California Public Utilities Commission for review and is awaiting
approval for all or parts of the proposal. San Jose Water is a private,
investor-owned company that serves more than 1 million people in the San
Jose metropolitan area. Residents, business owners and city officials
deserve the opportunity to discuss this proposal in an open forum and hear
the key issues that justify this significant increase by the Water Company.
The community should also hear the impacts this increase may have on water
conservation and other social and environmental programs that benefit the
Please join us at this informative event.
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