What Are We Doing?
Opposing the hostile takeover of Liberty Apple Valley
HESPERIA — With water becoming an increasingly hot topic across the High Desert, the Hesperia City Council this week put the brakes on enacting further state-mandated emergency conservation measures and discussed joining other agencies in litigation against Sacramento.
In Apple Valley, the target cutback for Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. and its users is 36 percent.
We understand that as an investor-owned utility under private ownership Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. will be charged by the California Public Utilities Commission to implement the governor’s mandated cutback, Town Manager Frank Robinson told the Daily Press.
In light of the sacrifices already made by Apple Valley Ranchos rate payers to reduce their water usage, we assume that Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co.’s corporate representatives are already making the case with the CPUC that this is an unfair burden on some of the lowest per-capita water users in the state.
Source: Rene Ray De La Cruz, Hesperia Star
Staff writers Shea Johnson and Gary Brodeur contributed to this report.