Directors of the embattled Camrosa Water District have unveiled a new billing rate that could replace a controversial plan that has left some homeowners with monthly bills of $500 or more.
Responding to complaints from customers who said the current rates unfairly penalize them for going over their allotted share, the district on Tuesday outlined a two-tiered system that would reduce rates for everyone, General Manager Gina Manchester said.
In the current three-tiered system, customers can be charged 10 times the normal rate if they exceed their allocation. The new system eliminates that charge.
The board, which did not have a quorum, postponed action until Monday on the item.
The high rates imposed last spring as a conservation measure have sparked a recall campaign against three water district directors and a payment boycott by some customers.