Generally, the more water you use, the bigger your monthly water bill.

But that hasn’t always been the case. Back in the old days, people didn’t have water meters.

It isn’t easy to encourage people to use less water if they can use as much as they want without paying extra, though, so now most properties have meters, and heavy water users pay the price.

Yet the battle over who pays what for water continues, especially when rate increases are announced.

In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Ry Rivard highlight the history and politics behind your rising water bill.

Kinsee Morlan was formerly the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report. She also managed VOSD’s podcasts and covered...

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