Editor, Index-Tribune:

I appreciate the drought article in the Aug. 8 Index-Tribune (“Water shortage spurs mandatory cutbacks”), as there is not enough talk or promotion about conservation and the impending rationing.

What was most interesting was the quote from Sonoma public works director, Dan Takasugi, stating what our tier rates are and how they can help us track our water usage. Well Dan, where are those tier rates, as well as our service charges on our now-monthly water bills? Many residents have been asking for this information for more than two-and-a-half years. The answer we get from City Hall is, “We are working on it.”

As you, and many others, know, through the well-written articles in the Sonoma Index-Tribune, we have been requesting transparent and correct water bills for quite a while now.

Karen Pedersen