Assemblyman Ricardo Lara seeks audit of water agencies - Los Angeles Times
The water bill at Maria Arizmendi's home in Bell has gotten so expensive that she's cut back on gardening and started using paper plates. Often, when it's time to shower, she heads over to the home of a friend, who is served by a different utility.
Arizmendi, 70, said she pays about $50 a month for water, but her friend pays roughly $20 every two months.
"There must be something that's not working right," said Arizmendi, a retired L.A. County employee who lives alone. "It just doesn't make sense what they put in these bills, and when you call, you can't get them to pick up, or you can't get an answer."