MWD Wins a Round
- District reduces sewer rate in Lake Saint Louis. Castile, Raymond // Wentzville Journal;3/14/2012, Vol. 50 Issue 11, pA6
The article reports that Public Water Supply District Number (No.) 2 reduced its monthly sewer rate for customers in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri as of December 1, 2011.
- Championing stewardship. LACEY, MARCIA // Journal: American Water Works Association;Feb2012, Vol. 104 Issue 2, p2
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including water rate structures, water policy and water budget rates.
- Groundwater district rules draw criticism. Brown, Hal // Burnet Bulletin (Texas);12/31/2009, Vol. 136 Issue 53, p2A
The article focuses on the controversy faced by the rules for water well users proposed by the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District (CTGCD) such as the lack of specificity on the requirements needed to be exempt from the districts requirement to install water meters.
- Water issuers challenge fee limits. Marois, Michael B. // Bond Buyer;01/03/2000, Vol. 331 Issue 30799, p1A
Reports on the lawsuit filed by four Washington-based local government owned utilities and a Tacoma taxpayer to determine whether Initiative 65's requirement that voters approve tax and fee hikes applies to water rates. Reasons why the utilities need the judicial review; Tacoma Water, the...
- Water, Water Everywhere. Saskal, Rich // Bond Buyer;3/16/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31842, p1
Reports that the California Department of Water Resources and its water customer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, are selling bonds in March 2004. Strength of the public water authorities that contract with the State Water Project; Insurers of the State Water Project...
- The ironic economics and equity of water budget rates. BEECHER, JANICE A. // Journal: American Water Works Association;Feb2012, Vol. 104 Issue 2, pE73
Water budget rates are gaining attention in the water sector. Although clearly well-intended, the water budget approach raises several serious theoretical and practical issues familiar to applied regulatory economics. In essence, water budget rates exemplify "social rate-making," i.e., a system...
- Judge rejects MWD stall tactics. Richardson, Len // California Farmer;Oct2012, Vol. 295 Issue 10, p8
The article informs that the San Francisco superior court judge Richard A. Kramer has rejected the arguments of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California since it failed to provide the documents explaining how it has set its 2011 and 2012 water rates. INSET: Key Points.
- Navigating Smoothly Through a Rate Increase. Crovo, Christopher; Kane, David; Clements, Michelle // Journal: American Water Works Association;May2007, Vol. 99 Issue 5, p36
The article presents Portland, Maine Water District (PWD) executives Christopher Crovo, Michelle Clements, and David Kane's first person narratives and insights into the effort to raise water utility rates in a manner that calmed public outrage. The initiative included recruiting a public...
- California Water Rate Dispute Trial Ends. Webster, Keeley // Bond Buyer;12/25/2013, p1
The article reports on the settlement of a five-day trial regarding rate dispute between the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) in California and its wholesale water supplier as of December 2013. Topics discussed including suing of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern...