Kern River residents voice concerns on water bill hike

Bills could increase by $20

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. - Kern River residents opposed to a water rake hike are expected to voice their concerns during a community forum Monday night.

Residents are facing a 42 percent increase to their water rates over the next three years.

The average bill would go up about $20 a month.

But California water services company said the raise is necessary because it's expensive to treat water in the Kern River Valley.

Tonight's community forum will be held in the city council chambers at 1501 Truxtun Avenue.

Another meeting will be held tomorrow at the Lake Isabella Senior Center.

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