Sometimes People Don't Mind Paying More

<p>Sewer and water ratepayers in San Diego recognize that a rate hike is the only way to pay for replacing aging infrastructure.</p>
February 26, 2007, 5am PST | travis.cleveland
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Despite its reputation as a city of citizens that want everything but don't want to pay for it, San Diego water and sewer ratepayers are tacitly opting for change.

"It seems likely that San Diego's water and sewer rates will soon rise, as environmental and business leaders embraced the idea yesterday and a formal protest continued to fall far short of pre-empting a City Council vote."

"'I recognize the burden this puts on ratepayers,' said Bruce Reznik, executive director of the environmental group San Diego Coastkeeper, 'but if we want the city to have clean beaches and bays, this is the kind of investment in our sewer infrastructure we need.'"

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Published on Friday, February 23, 2007 in San Diego Union Tribune
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