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Name not shown inside WHITE ROCK July 28, 2018, 6:49 PM

The draft ordinance as published on the LA County website is incomplete: Under Section 40-202, (a) lists how residential charges will be calculated using Section 40-203. This is not included in the published copy. "For calculation of charges under 40-203, the volume measurement for residential customers will be 1,000 gallons times the number of occupants of the residence." This statement leaves the door open for additional charges based on the three months winter usage volume. Please complete the ordinance before holding the Board meeting and sending this incomplete ordinance to the Councilors.

Dann Alison inside WHITE ROCK July 28, 2018, 7:43 AM

The rate at which one consume water has only a small bearing in sewer. Six months per year we are watering. Why isn’t the rate based more accurately on the consumption seen during winter. I don’t understand the overall billing scheme as it stands.

Name not shown inside WHITE ROCK July 27, 2018, 2:14 PM

Continually reducing services and raising rates is absurd. This needs to stop NOW. Vote NO

David North inside LA SENDA July 27, 2018, 11:35 AM

As one of the minority on a septic system, I have no direct interest. But I suspect those who will have to pay this bill might be interested to see how much of the increase is related to the wastewater system used at the golf course, etc -- or at least how much that costs. Is there any connection between the sewer charges and the pipeline to the ski hill? Overall, the rates seem to be in line with costs in other areas, especially as older systems wear out all over the country.

Alex V inside ASPEN - WALNUT July 27, 2018, 8:50 AM

Sewage fees are already $47! My biggest complaint is the fixed service charges. Having to pay $73 before any usage is maddening. If DPU needs to fund improvements, I actually don't mind paying a higher rate, *for what I use*, and sewage charges should be related to water usage. I think it used to be like that, with lower sewer rates in the summer to account for outdoor watering. I am out of town for extended periods and my overall utility usage is pretty low, so paying almost as much in fixed service fees as my actual usage just seems wrong and super unfair. Build the actual cost into the rates and get rid of the fixed service fees.

Name not shown inside WESTERN July 27, 2018, 7:02 AM

This is absolutely Ridiculous!. Residents recently had a significant sewer rate increase of around 30% to pay for White Rock sewer repairs and this past year, water rates went up. Recycling services went down. Stop gouging the resident of LA to accomodate mismanagement of costs. Why haven’t we used GRT money to support any of this?

Name not shown inside NORTH COMMUNITY July 27, 2018, 6:47 AM

Vote NO. DPU cannot continue to raise rates.

Name not shown inside NORTH COMMUNITY July 27, 2018, 5:29 AM

Residential rates for water and other charges have already gone up recently. It is unacceptable to increase residents further. Increase commercial to make up the difference. They will be able to handle the increase more than low income and elderly residents.

Wendy Lott inside WESTERN March 6, 2018, 11:54 AM

Using the example schedule above, would your household be able to continue to recycle the maximum amount of plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard and have curbside pick-up for these materials reduced to every other week to accommodate for yard trimmings collection?
Yes, but I need a larger recycle roll cart

C. Dillingham inside BARRANCA MESA March 3, 2018, 8:54 AM

Using the example schedule above, would your household be able to continue to recycle the maximum amount of plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard and have curbside pick-up for these materials reduced to every other week to accommodate for yard trimmings collection?
Yes