Letters to the editor for May 31, 2013

Union Democrat staff

Development should pay for itself

To the Editor:

"The county is extremely limited on water supply for future economic growth" (P. Kampa, TUD general manager, "Guest Opinion," Union Democrat, Aug. 13, 2012). Yet TUD's new board wants to reduce new hook up fees to promote development.

At the same time we will be asked to conserve water because of shortages. The state has already mandated a 20 percent cutback and we face a possible 40 percent reduction because of downstream water needs in the Delta, according to TUD General Manager Pete Kampa. Add this to the anticipated need to conserve because of low yield in the Stanislaus this summer. Expect rates to increase if necessary to enforce conservation.

New development should pay for their own way rather than require existing customers to subsidize growth. TUD once said in a letter to me on Jan. 20, 2013 "connection fees are charged … to ensure there is no impact on existing customers."

Las Vegas added thousands of people using the same amount of water because they required new development to pay for the conservation measures necessary to supply their needs (San Diego North County Times May 8, 2008).

Glenn Carroll

Sonora

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