The following is a letter to the editor:
We officially have 4 water districts in the Temecula Valley EMWD, EVMWD, Rancho and WMWD. The Rancho District is actually 2 separate districts, (Rancho and Santa Rosa) each with their own cost and rate schedules. The Santa Rosa Division of Rancho, WMWD and EVMWD service Murrieta and Wildomar. All 3 districts here in the Temecula Valley are very small. Fixed Costs of the 3 districts tend to very high and with few clients to share the cost, conservation minded residents pay approximately $30 per month more than EMWD and Rancho Division customers for their Water/Sewer bills. Needless to say, non-conservation usages pay even more. This affects about 25,000 water/sewer bills in the North End of the Temecula Valley.
Doing the math, $30 per month * 12 months * 25,000 water/sewer bills = $9 million.
What an economic boost for our valley.
Douglas Vander Heide
23791 Via Barletta
Murrieta, CA 92562