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Tax on Ice

Jun 12, 2018

Proposed drinking water tax is driving us not to drink
 
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD 
A plan to hit Californians with a first-of-its-kind statewide tax on drinking water is on ice, for now.

The proposed tax would cost most Californians about $1 per month on their residential water bills. Businesses would pay $4 to $10 per month.

Although California voters just approved another $4 billion in bonds including funds for clean water, and the November ballot will ask voters to approve about $8 billion more, Gov. Jerry Brown says it wasn’t enough. He pushed for the  tap-water tax to raise another $140 million per year to clean up contaminated drinking water for 360,000 rural Californians, mostly in the San Joaquin Valley.

OC Register

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