BREAKING NEWS Sheriff: Butte County Jail inmate tests positive for coronavirus Full Story

Magalia residents impacted by extra surcharge on water bill

Many people in Magalia are not happy about an extra surcharge they are expected to pay on their water bill.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 4:24 PM
Updated: Jun 28, 2019 4:26 PM

MAGALIA, Calif. - Many people in Magalia are not happy about an extra surcharge they are expected to pay on their water bill.

The $10.54 surcharge is to make up for lost money from customers who lost their homes in the Camp Fire, according to staff with Del Oro Water. 

The surcharge is planned for the next 12 months and is charged per customer per monthly billing cycle. After 12 months, it will be reviewed again. 

The money is going to go in a separate balancing account. 

Del Oro staff say if they receive money from litigation or insurance for business interruption those monies would be credited against the lost revenue, so the customers might get money back. 

People from Magalia aren't happy about the charge and say they have seen other charges come up. 

"There is another surcharge in there, $4.50 what's going on?" said Jim Deehan, a resident in Magalia. "I have called and our water rate here in Magalia is higher than any other water district up and down the Sierra."

Del Oro staff say that $4.50 surcharge is for the repayment of a loan for the regional intertie project. The charge started in 2014 and is a 20-year loan. 

Deehan said most people from Magalia are on fixed incomes and this will impact them over time. He also said he doesn't think this surcharge will go away after a year. 

Del Oro staff say this is the only additional surcharge as of recently. 

Read the whole resolution from Del Oro Water below. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 86°
Oroville
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 87°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 86°
Chester
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 82°
Red Bluff
Clear
87° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 87°
Willows
Broken Clouds
86° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 86°
Rain showers and a good chance for thunderstorms are on the way for your Friday night and Saturday forecast. We'll also be much cooler and have gusty South winds this weekend. Some showers are possible early next week, but dry and warmer weather returns for the middle of next week.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events