Briefly: Drought fees, water budgets imposed in Silicon Valley

The Mercury News reports that the San Jose Water Company, a private firm that provides drinking water to 1 million people in California, has started sending notices to residents informing them it is moving forward with mandatory rules regarding monthly water budgets. Residents are being asked to reduce their water usage by 15% from 2019 levels or pay $7.13 in surcharges for each unit of water used above that amount.

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