Chamber lunch to focus on water rates

By July 20, 2011

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a membership luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., in downtown Davis.

Jacques De Bra, city of Davis utilities manager, will answer questions about the city’s proposed new water rates.

The city is proposing to raise water rates to fund the Woodland-Davis Clean Water project, a major effort to tap into Sacramento River surface water by 2017. Historically, both cities have relied on groundwater, which is an unsustainable resource in terms of quality, supply and compliance with state and federal regulations, according to city officials.

Under the plan, water rates would nearly triple for the average household in the next five years. Davis property owners have until Sept. 6 to submit a written protest on the proposed utility rate increase.

Chamber lunch reservations must be prepaid and made by noon, Friday, July 29.

The cost is $18 for members($25 after the deadline) or $25 for nonmembers. To sign up, or for more information, call the Chamber at (530)756-5160, email
[email protected] or stop by the office at 604 Third St.

Enterprise staff

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