New water billing plan raises question of fairness

Use more, you pay more

WHAT’S ON TAP?—The proposed budget rate structure gives property owners the ability to control how much water they use and to regulate themselves, the Las Virgenes Water District says.
Between 1999 and 2008, each customer of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District used about 300 gallons of potable water a day. By 2020 they’ll have to do with 50 gallons less to achieve a state requirement aimed at water conservation.
The mandate to reduce water consumption by 20 percent spurred disc...

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