Water and Power: Customers pay for saving water (October 20, 2015)

Your guide to the California drought from the Los Angeles Times.

Water and dollars: Water customers in Apple Valley who succeeded in cutting their usage received a rude surprise on their bills — a surcharge for using less water. It’s a Catch-22 for water customers: Conserving water means less revenue for water districts, which in turn leads to higher rates. In Apple Valley, the rates are reigniting a fight with Park Water Co., which is owned by the private equity firm Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C.


Source: Alice Walton and Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times