New Infographic Debunks Practice of Rate Comparisons

The latest infographic in the Truth from the Tap toolkit breaks down why rate comparisons – a common practice of anti-private water activists – are bogus. Using as examples Claremont, Calif, a system owned by Golden State Water, and La Verne, Calif., which is under government control, the infographic shows how just looking at monthly water rates fails to tell the whole story about investing in the long-term sustainability of the water system.

For example, between 2011 and 2014, Golden State Water invested almost $14 million in the Claremont system, while over the same time period, the City of La Verne invested less than $2 million in its system. The infographic concludes with the question, “Which system do you think is stronger and better prepared to meet future water infrastructure challenges?”

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