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Residential water cost: San Diego 65% Higher than San Antonio
7:37 am on Sep 19, 2014

I've been harping on the high cost of electricity in California, a concern to us all -- especially compared to other states -- and ESPECIALLY compared to our hated rival Texas. But that's not the ONLY utility comparison that should concern us. By…

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