Brown calls tiered water ruling ‘a straitjacket’ for conservation efforts

April 21, 2015 12:22 AM

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Brown calls tiered water ruling ‘a straitjacket’ for conservation efforts

An appellate court Monday struck down a Southern California city’s method of charging water users based on a tiered-rate system, potentially dealing a heavy blow to municipalities across a parched state laboring to curtail water consumption.

The case out of San Juan Capistrano, in southern Orange County, was being watched closely and reverberated across California.

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