SB 222 (Dodd) Floor Alert – August 24 Version

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • Comment Letters

Assembly Floor Alert

Subject: SB 222 State Water Rate Assistance Program Oppose Unless Amended

Letter excerpt:

SB 222 would require the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to implement a Water Rate Assistance Program that would provide financial assistance for both drinking water and wastewater services to low-income residential ratepayers. Such a program – if designed in a reasonable, efficient and effective manner ā€“ is something the Association of California Water Agencies would like to see advanced.

Senator Dodd amended the bill twice in August to address many of the problems with the bill. However, the August amendments still did not address the following fundamental concerns regarding how much funding will be available for actual low-income household assistance as opposed to program administration.

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