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James Hunter
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....didn't even get the t-shirt!
....didn't even get the t-shirt!

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Waterfix, what & why is it, who benefits and how much will it cost us?
Is Waterfix the right thing to do for Santa Clara Valley? Obviously The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) serving 19 million people in Los Angeles County and adjacent counties is very in favor of Waterfix. Over 30% of the water used i...
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SJWC Stock Price increases, Customer Service really drops, into the abyss!
This blogger has some strong opinions on Customer Service, as I started at Honeywell Computers, in the late 1960's, as a Field Engineer. Looking at a somewhat customer driven source, Yelp, and the detailed ratings, Yelp has on their website. It's obvious th...
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SJWC, SJW Land and SJW Corporation Land Sales, Who Benefits?
The major expansion by Adobe and very recently Google, both involve the purchase of downtown San Jose property originally owned by SJWC. We're slowly finding out that the property was transferred, from SJWC a regulated utility at very low prices, to SJWC La...
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SOL doesn't bring sunshine to you or how did SOL get into CPUC?
SOL is the acronym for Statue of Limitations, this is a short look at SOL and it's misuse, in this blogger's opinion by the utility companies, in California. Utilities in California primary is to charge every penny possible to consumers they "serve!". If th...
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Sneaky way to charge you more without your approval! Senate Bill 231
This bill has been lurking in the darkened halls of state government, and is a very sneaky way to get around the "Howard Jarvis Law", that prevent local governments state wide from raising your property taxes, thinks the blogger. "It’s more than a matter of...
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Oops! CPUC email address error
I had just received my copy of A.17-04-001, et al. MGA/KJB/ek4. This consolidates four cases from the largest private water utilities serving California, including San Jose Water Company (SJWC).  The Cost of Capital cases have been consolidated. This is on...
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A very, very simple diagram of water and money . . . .
The diagram tries to show a very, very simplified version of where the Water you use comes from, suppliers, through a wholesaler (Santa Clara Valley Water District), the retailer for many of us in San Jose and surrounding cities SJWC (San Jose Water Company...
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Remunicipalisation, putting water back in the hands of customers
We have been focused on the "outrageous" increases in our water bills, not on the root of the problem. My opinion as a blogger, it's unlikely that the underlying issues will be corrected without significant changes,  SJWC is a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW...
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SJWC Overcharges and Advise Letter 510
 SJWC overcharged ratepayers for many years, by failing to pro rate the charges properly. A serious error in the SJWC customer billing system and procedures. WRATES did extensive research, basically Forensic Accounting effort. If you ever looked closely at ...
SJWC Overcharges and Advise Letter 510
SJWC Overcharges and Advise Letter 510
sjwc-rate-increase.blogspot.com
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WRATES - Formal Complaint against SJWC, a very long journey
WRATES - W ater R ate A dvocates for T ransparency, E quity and S ustainability  approved posting this table WRATES filed  a "Formal Complaint" with CPUC regarding a long history of overcharging SJWC (ratepayers) and failing to prorate the increased service...
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