The article, “Water district clients who conserved face higher bills,” written by Vindu Goel of the New York Times, which appeared in the May 3 Fresno Bee, states those who conserved water during the drought now face higher water rates to make up for what they did not sell during the drought.
Even though we should conserve water, I predicted this would happen, as it happened during the 1980s in a little town in Southern California where we used to live. Water was rationed, so nearly everyone’s lawn and plants dried up. When the rationing ended, the city raised the water rates to make up for what they did not sell during the rationing.
Then many of the lawns died again because a lot of the residents could not afford the water. This report came from the Oakland area. Sure hope this does not happen here.
Pat Toombs, Fresno