It’s bad enough that the four-year drought won’t end. Now Californians are seeing their water bills rise.
The ironic thing is that rates are going up because water departments are losing money as a result of the conservation efforts. And it could get worse, Gov. Jerry Brown is asking communities to decrease their use even more, which could cause a further rise in bill prices.
It makes sense because these agencies and private water companies need to bring in money, but there is a bit of irony that using less of something will cost Californians more.