Why are you asking us to conserve and then asking for more money?


The rate increases are necessary to keep up with the increasing costs to operate and maintain a reliable utility as well as to meet regulatory mandates. LADWP plans to accelerate the pace of replacing aging water and power infrastructure to improve reliability now and in the future. While the rates will increase on average overall, the rates use tiered prices charged according to a customers water and electric consumption. They have the effect of encouraging conservation so that customers who use less water and electricity may see their bill go down.