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California Water Service Asks for Rate Hike

Water customers in Chico and Oroville could soon be paying more.

Posted: Jan 23, 2019 4:57 PM
Updated: Jan 23, 2019 5:01 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Water customers in Chico and Oroville could soon be paying more.

California Water Service is asking the Public Utilities Commission to approve a rate hike. Chico cal water wants a 3.2 percent increase.

For Oroville, it would be a 5.7 percent increase.

Both rates would go into effect in 2020, and there would be smaller increases in the two following years.

Cal Water says the extra revenue is needed to improve infrastructure, including replacing water main piping.

"Not only do those pipe replacements provide savings by not having to respond to leaks, they improve the water quality we deliver to our customers," said George Barber, district manager for Cal Water. "They also provide fire water, fire flow, so our first responders have that water necessary when they need it." 

The CPUC will hold public hearings on the request. The meeting in Chico will be Feb. 12 in and in Oroville on Feb. 14.

See a breakdown of the proposed changes below. 

 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
Unassigned00
Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
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Oroville
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 63°
Chico
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 56° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 63°
Red Bluff
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 43° Lo: 14°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 61° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 64°
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 66° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 63°
It was a bright and breezy Friday for northern California, however the wind has been much stronger over Modoc County where a High Wind Warning is in effect through this evening. Stronger wind and cooler air will define our weather Saturday.
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