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Farmers Face Yet Another Water Hike

By Daryl Kelley
With a telling absence of public dissent, directors of the Ojai Valley’s largest water agency approved this week a new $15-million budget supported by another sharp jump in water rates to valley farmers.
Although farmers would absorb an 18.8 percent increase in rates during the fiscal year beginning July 1, farm leaders in the audience at Wednesday’s hearing praised Casitas Municipal Water District directors for trying to keep rates down.

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