Water officials discuss issues at Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council

Ken Deck and Mike Holmes, general managers of the Rowland and Walnut Valley water districts, will speak to the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council on Monday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m.

Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar and Walnut lack access to groundwater suitable for domestic purposes. Potable water is imported by the Metropolitan Water District and resold to local water districts.

This imported water may be disrupted at any time by a drought, as well as earthquake damage to the delta levees or aqueducts used to transport it. Local water districts can’t control the cost for this imported supply.

Deck and Holmes will discuss how the two districts are working together to improve the situation.

The Rowland Water District will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss water rates and service charges. In April, an independent financial consultant completed a rate study that examined the district’s rising operating expenses.

Rate changes were recommended based on the study’s findings. The hearing will be held in the district’s board room at 3021 S. Fullerton Road, Rowland Heights.

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