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California IN BRIEF : SACRAMENTO : Water Meter Bill Signed by Wilson

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Gov. Pete Wilson, who was embarrassed when water meters showed excessive usage at his Sacramento home, signed a bill requiring water meters on all new buildings. The bill by Sen. Dan Boatwright (D-Concord) will require meters to be installed for new residential and commercial buildings beginning Jan. 1. The new law does not require water meters in existing buildings that do not have them. Many Central Valley cities, including Sacramento, do not have water meters. However, the home in which Wilson lives in suburban Sacramento County is metered.


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