Dear Resident (July 1, 2015)

Dear Resident,

Please note that the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) has increased wastewater fees to the Town of Apple Valley effective July 1. As a result, your sewer charges will increase 11.5% as of July 1. This increase was approved in June, 2014 to fund the cost of construction of VVWRA’s sub-regional wastewater treatment facilities.


Town of Apple Valley


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June 1, 2015

Town of Apple Valley
Attn: Finance Department
14955 Dale Evans Parkway
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Re: Annual User Charges Adjustment

Effective July 1, 2015, the Board of Commissioners of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority has adopted user fee of $3,004.00 per million gallons as stated in Ordinance 001.


Gilbert Perez
Director of Operations


Considering the tantrums the Town manufactures over water rates, you have to wonder: Where’s the Town’s outrage over this sewer increase? When were the meetings held to whip up opposition? When did the Town ask citizens to sign a petition to denounce this increase? How many attorneys did TOAV send to fight this?

Clearly, the Town didn’t lift a finger, because it stands to gain from the higher charges.

Hopefully, everyone thinks about this when considering what our water bills will become, should the Town succeed in its hostile takeover of Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company. Without the protection of the California Public Utilities Commission, the Office of Ratepayer Associates, and the whole protest mechanism we currently enjoy, we’ll be completely at the Town’s mercy.

Greg Raven is Co-Chair of Apple Valley Citizens for Government Accountability, and is concerned about quality of life issues.

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