Water Company Responds After South Valley Rate Increases

Del Oro Water Company owns the water rights in Springville, which is just outside of Porterville.

People living there have seen increase after increase on their water bills, despite the water not being safe for infants or pregnant women.

Reps for Del Oro say the increases are due partly to things like flooding at two pumping facilities, the cost of fuel and electricity and the increased expenses for water testing.

They say the rates are looked at every three years and adjusted depending on everything from water use to the status of company projects.