A plan by California Water Service Company to raise its rates is open for public comment tonight. A hearing will be held at 6 tonight at the Chico City Council Chambers. The request is for a 36 percent hike spread over three years beginning in 2014. California Water Service Manager Mike Pembroke...
The rate increase request must be decided by the Public Utilities Commission by January First. Pembroke says the company rarely gets its entire rate request approved. But if the entire rate request were approved, an average residential bill would go from about 31 dollars a month to 40 dollars a month.
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