Regardless of who owns it, we pay for upkeep. Golden State claims it has spent lots of money to maintain the infrastructure. If that is true, all is well. If not true, we do not want them to continue taking poor care of it. No matter what, it would be better to own it ourselves, so we can insure it is maintained properly. Reserve funds for handling emergencies will be included in the rate structure. Such funding has been adequate in neighboring cities that have water systems as old as ours.