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Public Workshop: Conservation Pricing

The State Water Board will hold a public workshop to receive information and solicit public input regarding water conservation pricing mechanisms. 

The State Water Board is interested in hearing from state agencies, water suppliers, and other stakeholders on the financial, technical, political, and legal challenges associated with changing rates, surcharges, and other fees. The State Water Board is specifically interested in receiving input on the following questions:

1. What actions should the State Water Board take to support the development of conservation pricing by water suppliers that have not yet developed conservation rate structures and pricing mechanisms?

2. What actions should the State Water Board take to support water suppliers that have already developed conservation rate structures and pricing mechanisms to improve their effectiveness?

3. What actions can the State Water Board take to assist water suppliers in demonstrating that existing rate structures harmonize competing legal authorities associated with water rates? The State Water Board is generally interested in receiving information on the efficacy of conservation pricing and proposals for how conservation price signals can be improved consistent with Proposition 218.


The workshop is an opportunity for interested persons to provide input to the State Water Board regarding the issues described above. The State Water Board encourages interested persons to submit their comments in writing. Comment letters should be submitted by 12 noon, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

Click here to read the comment letter CWC submitted along with other environmental and environmental justice organizations.

For more information on the workshop or submitting written comments, please click here

July 08, 2015 at 9am - 12pm
Joe Serna, Jr. – CalEPA Headquarters Building - Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I Street Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
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