Why are Santa Barbara Water Rates Still High?
By an edhat reader
I find it curious that water rates are still where they were when we were in a severe drought. I called City Utilities about this and was told that we only did not have an additional rate increase in 2020 because of Covid19.
They also said that groundwater has not come back to where they want it and that they have to buy state water? Haven't they always bought state water?
Why can they not reduce rates with the proviso that they may be raised again if we go into a severe drought again?