How Can Any Utility Raise Rates By 26%?

The past weekend reminded me what beautiful weather was like.  Warm air, bright sunshine and a light breeze was great to experience again.  I was again loving the Northern California lifestyle.  Then I saw what a local water district was asking for and about blew a gasket!

It’s true!  A local water agency is asking for a 26% increase in water rates for just this year and the total rate increase requested is over 40% over the next 5 years!  Let that sink in… 40% in 5 years.  Their reason is government at its best!!!

Since Governor Brown enacted mandatory water restrictions it stands to reason that water district are selling less water.  Since water is like gasoline and sold by quantity used water districts are taking in less money (conservation here actually costs you money) and that decrease in money collected is being made up by charging you more!  In effect, water ratepayers are being penalized for doing what was both mandated and expected during a drought when they conserved!  In fact, they conserved at a rate higher than was expected so now you have to pay the price!

The only solution we can think of is to quit showering and stop watering your lawn!  Wait, many of us tried the lawn idea and the idea of no more showers is not all that pleasant so we have a better idea.  Ygrene has a program that helps you pay for ways to save water and make your home beautiful at the same time.  They know that as long as you live in California you will have water issues and they are stepping up to the plate to help you get on the other side of that.  People in Modesto, Lodi, Stockton, Elk Grove and Galt can leverage this and save both water and money!  Help us to help you!  Call us and we will send the founder of the company and get you some real world answers.

We are Top Rank Home & Construction Services.  We serve you in the Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Stockton and Modesto areas with HAVC, Roofing, Windows, Insulation, Lighting, Concrete, Painting and Construction Services.  Call us at 916-667-3399 or at 209-251-7474 or just visit  We are the team with a plan!

Jeremy Goff is the owner of TopRank Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., a company specializing in providing top-notch HVAC services to ensure comfortable and energy-efficient living environments. Under his leadership, TopRank has become known for its commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and innovative solutions in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

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