Two blessings in one month!
In October, not only did we get an unprecedented early rain storm (over 2 inches!) but we also got our water bill from the city and guess what? We qualified for their water relief meaning we won’t have to be pushed into a bracket that would have us paying more for our water use. Whoot!
So how did that happen? We can’t take credit for the rain storm but in our last water bill at the beginning of summer the city projected that with the water rate increase our bill would be $600 for two if the hottest months (August & September) Giant jumping grasshoppers!
$600 is like what we pay for water for the ENTIRE year (even with all the intensive growing that’s going on). Yes, you read right the entire year. Lucky for us they had a paper attached to the water bill to apply for water relief. So we filled it out detailing our water conservation and usage efforts.
Last month we received our water bill and notification that we qualified for the water relief program. Sweet! Our bill was back to normal ~$150 for two of the hottest months of our year ’round growing season.
July – September are when we usually use the most water, now with cooler weather our water bill starts to go down for the next 8 months.
Thank you City of Pasadena who value not punish their residence who are using water to not water lawns but grow their own food.