Water Bills Will Double

I say leave residential bills as is and TRIPLE the cost for hotels. Make the biggest wasters of water bear the cost.

With or without a proposed regional seawater desalination facility, rates for California American Water customers on the Peninsula will likely double in the next few years, a company executive said Tuesday.

Cal Am President Rob MacLean admitted it would cost more to provide water if a regional water project is built. But he said the cost would be even greater if a replacement source to the Carmel River is not developed, and the regional desalination facility is the most inexpensive alternative.

“The rates will go up,” MacLean said after a Tuesday news conference in Monterey.

Water Bills Will Double