The Consolidation “Sub-Committee” of the Idyllwild Water District has scheduled its first meeting for 6 p.m., Monday, July 16. The meeting will be in the District’s boardroom.

The only item on the agenda is a discussion “regarding approaches to consolidation, merger and cooperation among the three public water districts…” These are Idyllwild, Fern Valley and Pine Cove water districts.

IWD established the committee at its last meeting. The Board took this action in response to customers’ reaction to its recent rate increase. Many argued that savings, for all three districts, would lower rates and possibly might have avoided the need to raise them this year.

Members of the committee are Directors Peter Szabadi, who is chair of the committee, and Les Gin and a memnber of the public, Sue Nash, an attorney.