Why did LADWP need a rate adjustment?


The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) had sought, and received approval for, water and electric rate changes from 2016 through 2020 based on the following investment priorities:

  • Replacing and upgrading aging water and power infrastructure to ensure reliability.
  • Transitioning water and power supplies to meet regulatory mandates and sustainability goals by expanding renewable energy, local water supplies, energy efficiency and water conservation.
  • Improving customer service. 

LADWP will make these investments while ensuring that our rates remain lower than similar utilities and affordable for our customers.