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Los Osos CSD scraps 2019 water rate increase

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 21:31:58-04

Los Osos residents are getting a break on their water bills.

In 2017, a three-phased increase in water rates was approved for Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) customers. The purpose was to help the district pay for management of the community’s groundwater basin.

Water rates were increased on July 1 in both 2017 and 2018. But this year, the LOCSD says it has generated enough revenue that it doesn’t need another increase.

LOCSD representatives say while the community did a good job conserving water, residents did not conserve as much as anticipated and revenue was higher than expected.

In addition, the LOCSD received a state grant for $240,000 to help with its 8th Street well project.

The LOCSD says not implementing another rate increase this year will save the average household approximately $100 per year.