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Citizens Sue AWA

Consolidation Plan Bad for Ratepayers

AWA Deceives About Camanche Well

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Ratepayer Protection Alliance (RPA) was formed to support the rights of the people of Amador County against unfair rate increases, which are usually used to subsidize special interests. Recently, RPA has assisted citizens who successfully protested several water rate increases. RPA is committed to ensuring that water, wastewater and garbage rates in Amador County are justified, and do not unfairly burden local residents.

RPA works hard to minimize costs of informing the public of unfair rate increases. RPA operates on the donated time of volunteers and no one is paid for their efforts. Donations for postage costs can be sent to:
Ratepayer Protection Alliance
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Pine Grove CA 95665
Lawsuit Asks Court to Require Amador Water Agency to Fully and Accurately Account for Fees Collected From the Public

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, Jackson residents Ken Perano and Ken Berry filed a lawsuit in Amador County Superior Court against the Amador Water Agency (AWA). The suit alleges that the AWA has violated Government Code section 66013 by failing to issue accurate and timely reports required by law. “We want to hold AWA accountable for telling people where their money is going, as required by state law,” said Ken Perano.

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AWA Consolidation Bad for Ratepayers

Your AWA board of directors is taking steps to consolidate all of the water systems into a single system in order to make it more difficult for local ratepayers to stop unwarranted rate increases. Consolidating to one large system will also make it impossible for the public to understand the costs of operating any of their water systems.


AWA Misleads Public About Camanche Well #14

The Lake Camanche water system is important to all AWA customers because of the way the AWA Board of Directors betrayed Camanche residents. AWA reported to the Supervisors that the well was “offline” when it was in fact operating normally. A public records request uncovered that the well had been in operation for six months, including the time the Directors were asking for a grant from the County to repair the well.


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