- Since 2003, Zone 7 water rate increases have grown nearly 250% faster than inflation
- This means that we are paying 60% more for water than we did in 2003 - much more than we should be
- There have been years where annual rate increases have been 8, 9 and even 16%
- The rate increase for next year will once again be much greater than the inflation rate
This is clearly a public agency that is failing its customers. Allowing this to continue erodes the standard of living for everyone in the valley.
Pleasanton Weekly, it would be great if you could investigate this story more and help to put pressure on the organization to dramatically improve. If it can't get its act together, maybe it is time to consider consolidating with another organization who has better performance.
We citizens deserve better from government agencies such as Zone 7.