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Gobsmacked

Sep 17, 2017

A small condominium complex in Monterey is gobsmacked by their new water bills: “When California American Water changed its rate structure in March, residential water bills for most customers shot up by more than 60 percent. Those were the lucky ones. Residents in the Tanglewood community, a 75-unit community of condominiums in the Skyline Forest in Monterey, were not among the lucky. According to Curt Chaffee, board president of Tanglewood’s homeowners association, the community’s water bills jumped from $2,300 per month to $7,300. The increase had nothing to do with water use—it came almost entirely from an 8-inch water meter connected to two fire hydrants, which is used only if the hydrants are used. … ” Read more from Monterey Weekly here: A small condominium complex in Monterey is gobsmacked by their new water bills

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