Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Lost domestic ag rate

EDITOR: After some 30 years on an agricultural water rate, this year we were taken off. There were several water leaks in my yard; this coupled with the new rate produced a water bill about 2.5 times higher than usual.

So this year no garden, 3/4 of our lawn gets no water. We have dug up most of the roses; it’s better than watching them die. We have a few fruit trees that will get some water. Our only mistake was not drilling a well years ago before we retired. Now we can’t afford it.

FRANCIS AND JOY CARPENTER
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  • Ernie louisJune 28, 2013 - 8:37 am

    You have an EID Election coming up this year. It is obvious there is a strong effort afoot to dissolve all signs of Ag in El Dorado County. EID may have thrown you under the bus, but you can find help in the El Dorado County Ag Department. It shouldn't be a media secret, but If you need more information, call me (530) 622-6763.

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  • noJune 28, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    right there with you -- my age 20+ plus horses don't know the water rate changed -- anybody from EID want to get out of their pool and come shoot them for me

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