EMWD, RCWD restore late charges

EMWD increases Help2Others credit

The Eastern Municipal Water District and the Rancho California Water District both restored late charges for unpaid bills. The July 7 EMWD board meeting included a 4-0 vote, with Randy Record absent, to approve the resumption of late fee collections on outstanding balances beginning Sept. 1 and to increase the one-time Help2Others payment for qualifying residents from $100 to $200. The RCWD voted 5-1, July 8, with Angel Garcia opposed and Bill Wilson abstaining, to reinstate delinquent charges and interest penalties as of Sept. 1 and to reinstate water service disconnection due to non-payment as of Sept. 30. “The move is fiscally responsible,” RCWD board president Carol Lee Gonzales-Brady said. “For those people who pay their bills on time I want to reward them by not having a la
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