He announced Wednesday his plans to charge water customers an extra amount ranging from 95 cents to $10 a month — money that, combined with fees on animal farmers, dairies and fertilizer sellers, he projects would raise $140 million a year that could be put toward testing wells, aiding public water systems and treating contaminated water. The amount paid would depend on the size of one’s water meter.
- Chico Enterprise-Record: Gavin Newsom pushes for fee to clean up tainted water
- ABC30: California water tax: Mixed reactions in Valley over proposal
- Associated Press: Newsom pushes fee for water cleanup