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Water usage may have to go down in Moorpark

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Residents in Moorpark, Calif. may soon have to start reducing their water usage. Last month, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors rejected a request by Ventura County Waterworks District No. 1 to raise water rates by 10 percent.

The Ventura County Star reports that the Water and Sanitation Department said if current revenues stay the same, there would be a more than $9 million deficit over the next three years, and the agency would then have to stop all water operations by 2014.

The report said one recommendation is to implement water rationing this year.

The issue is expected to be discussed at the Jan. 25 board of supervisors meeting.