California American Water will hold a community open house for Sacramento area customers to discuss the recent changes in water rates as well as investments in infrastructure, water quality and conservation. When: Wednesday, September 19 th, 2012 at 7 pm. Where: Cordova Senior Activities Center, 3480 Routier Road, Sacramento, CA 95827 The California Public Utilities Commission approved an increase to California American Water’s rates on June 13, 2012. The new rates will fund new infrastructure projects and improvements in the company’s Sacramento-area water systems and to offset increases in purchased water, operational and maintenance costs through the end of 2014. Some of the major infrastructure projects that these rates will help fund within the Sacramento County service district include:
- More than $9 million for main replacements and fire flow protection improvements.
- More than $2 million to replace and upgrade some of the district’s aging wells.
- More than $6 million in other system and water treatment improvements.