What cities don't meter their water customers?

Published: Monday, Mar. 31, 2014 - 12:00 am

Q: What are the statistics on unmetered water in California? When will those locations be required to be metered? - Susan Robinson, Arnold, CA

A: The largest collection of unmetered homes in the state is right here in the Sacramento region.

The city of Sacramento has the most unmetered water connections -- about 65,000 -- in California, according to a recent analysis of state data by the San Jose Mercury News. The Sacramento Suburban Water District, Sacramento County Water Agency and City of Galt also were among the 10 agencies with the most unmetered connections.

The state of California requires water suppliers to meter all customers by the end of 2024. Local water agencies are working to meet that goal.

Several water agencies along the coast have required meters for more than 50 years.

Submit your question for The Sacramento Bee’s water team.


Call The Bee’s Phillip Reese, (916) 321-1137.



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