So what about this MOU? The 20 “commitments” and a critique can be found at www.claremont flow.org, but the short answer is that many of them Golden State Water already does, other points are already required by law, everything requires that GSW profit margins be maintained, and good water quality isn’t promised if rates are reduced.
The real kicker is at the end where it says the whole agreement can be revoked at any time!
I note in letters to the editor that Claremont Affordable Water Advocates (CAWA) is the target of a lot of vitriolic criticism. As a CAWA member, although I dread the inevitable recriminations, I reluctantly respond as an individual, not as a spokesperson for CAWA or Golden State Water Company (GSW).
I write to rebut assertions made in letters in the July 4 edition of the COURIER. Contrary to comments by John Roseman, CAWA is not a “...thinly disguised Golden State Water public relations shill...
The control of our water is a debate worth having. Urbanization and population growth places increased demand on all government services. Should government take over the system, by eminent domain, or is there a better way to hold the current provider accountable?