Private Water Law

Category: Government utilities


New Court Decision Addresses Protest Process for Multiple Water Customer Classes Under Proposition 218

The Fourth District Court of Appeal in California has released a decision regarding the procedural requirements of Proposition 218 as applied to water rates. The case is Morgan v. Imperial Irrigation District, Case Nos. D060146¬†and D061087, and while the decision…

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Collision Course: Proposition 218 and Conservation Water Rates in California

Over the past decade, urban water utilities in California have sought to adopt rate structures that combine, to the extent possible, the goals of financial stability and incentives for efficient water use. This is often accomplished through shifting a relatively…

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