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With agriculture shrinking, Rainbow Water looks at effect on rates


Last updated 4/17/2014 at Noon

With several property owners in the Rainbow Water District shutting the water off on their groves, the agency is having to examine how the agricultural loss might affect rates.

A presentation at the March 25 Rainbow Municipal Water District board meeting analyzed the financial impact of the elimination of agriculture within the district.

There was no vote or other action taken on the presentation by Larry Carlstrom and Harry Stitle, who represented the district’s Budget Committee. The presentation which addressed Rainbow’s financial feasibility without agriculture was prompted by previous discussions on strategies the district should develop due to its shrinking agriculture customer base.

“I think that it was a well thought out report,” said Rainbow boar...

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