Vacaville City Council eyes 5.5 percent water rate hike
A foot bridge along the Eagle Trail frames the dried up lake bed of the reservoir at Lagoon Valley Park, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Vacaville. When completed in 1981, the reservoir contained more than 274 million gallons of water and had an average depth of 8 feet. (Steve Reczkowski/Daily Republic)
VACAVILLE — A 5.5 per cent annual increase in water rates for each of the next five years – boosting the average monthly water bill of families from $35 to $50 – goes before City Council members Tuesday as Vacaville deals with issues including water sales that are $1 million less than budgeted.
A one-time water sale to the city of Benicia for $800,000 partly offset the reduced revenue in fiscal year 2014-15, a city staff report notes. Continue Reading