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Investor-owned water utilities rates, reliability, and regulation : informational hearing of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee, State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, California, February 10, 1992 by California. Legislature. Assembly. Committee on Utilities and Commerce.

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Published by The Committee, Additional copies from Assembly Publications Office in Sacramento, Calif .
Written in English



  • California.,
  • California


  • Water -- Law and legislation -- California.,
  • Water-supply -- California -- Rates.,
  • Water utilities -- California.

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Edition Notes

Statementchairwoman, Gwen Moore.
LC ClassificationsKFC10.4 .U8 1992c
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 81 p. :
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1048781M
LC Control Number93621551

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