The Department of Water & Power (DWP) has launched an online tool that allows customers to calculate how DWP’s proposed rate increases will impact their water and power bill. To use the tool and for more information, visit http://www.ladwp.com/rates. DWP says it needs to raise rates to allow it to ramp up investment in developing local water supplies to reduce the city’s reliance on more expensive imported water purchases from the Metropolitan Water District, replace aging infrastructure, and meet state and federal water quality regulations.
The power and water rate proposals are currently being reviewed by the LADWP Ratepayer Advocate. They are expected to be considered by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners in August, and thereafter by the City Council.