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Water Woes Out West

“My cat knows how to turn the faucet in the upstairs bathroom and I believe she ran the water for nine hours while I was out.”
I’ve been hearing stuff like that almost every day since renting an office in a building that houses the local water company. Customers line up at the service window and rattle off more excuses than a third grader claiming the dog ate his homework.
You can’t blame them. Residential water bills here sometimes run as high as $1,000 a month. And it could get worse: 2013 was California’s driest year ...


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