Protest EBMUD Rate Increases to Water and Waste-Water Charges
EBMUD has proposed raising water rates by 9.25% in July and 9% next year. They also propose to raise wastewater rates by 5% each year as well.
The proposed increases are outrageous. Why, in this age of technological advancement and innovation are district consumer charges increasing? Does the district not engage in exploration of technology that lowers costs?
One suspects the real issue is steadily rising employee labor costs, to cover salaries and - more especially - rapidly rising benefit costs.
Further, EBMUD’s failure to acquire additional storage capacity over the years is inexcusable. The district has always had access to population data which made clear that there would be need for significant additional storage resources, but the district's approach for the past decade has been passive.
Ratepayers should protest these proposed increases in the strongest possible terms.
Write before June 10 to:
PO Box 24055
Oakland, CA 94623-1055
(925) 899-4298 cell