CHA Submits Comments to SWRCB on Water Conservation Pricing
The State Water Resources Control Board – responsible for
directing urban water suppliers to develop rate structures and
other pricing mechanisms that maximize water conservation
consistent with statewide water use restrictions – has
solicited comments on the effectiveness of conservation water
pricing. While many water suppliers have established rate
structures and pricing mechanisms to incentivize water
conservation, additional opportunities to increase water savings
remain. Rate setting is a complex undertaking that involves
numerous local determinations, and effective conservation water
pricing must be carefully tailored to local circumstances.
CHA has submitted the attached comment letter to the State Water
Board on behalf of hospitals, requesting that they be exempt from
an increase in water fees or fines.
In addition, CHA will attend a July 8 public workshop on the
topic hosted by the State Water Board. CHA continues to urge
hospitals to actively participate in local discussions about the
drought, water conservation measures and fees or fines.
A Notice of Public Workshop on Solicitation of Comments regarding
Conservation Water Pricing and Implementation of Directive 8 of
Executive Order B-29-15 has been posted on the State
Water Board website.