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Water Usage and Penalties For Overuse

This graph shows the level of water in the Baldwin Park Key Well. The area between the green line and red line indicates the safe amount of water that can be pumped out of the ground. The black line shows how much actually is being drawn out of the wells.

Because too much is being pumped out now the city has instituted Phase II of its Water Conservation Plan, which means that "customers who fail to reduce their water usage by the required 10% will be billed a penalty of two times the cost of a water billing unit (748 gallons of water) for each unit in excess of what is permitted. For a typical residential unit, the standard penalty is $4.88 per unit in excess."

- Brad Haugaard

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