Turlock Irrigation District raising rates on farmers

Outlet: The Modesto Bee

June 12, 2012

After decades of low water rates subsidized by electrical customers, farmers across Stanislaus County are being required to pay more. The Modesto Irrigation District raised rates nearly 10 percent last month for thousands of its agricultural users. Tuesday, it was the Turlock Irrigation District’s turn after a 4-1 board vote that brought little protest.