- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has announced they want to raise water and power rates over the next five years.

Under a proposal announced Wednesday the average Los Angeles homeowner would pay nearly $24 more by 2020 for those utilities. The proposal requires Los Angeles City Council approval.

Under the plan residents would see combined water and power rate increases 2.4 percent to 5.4 percent every year for five years.

The City Council is expected to vote on the rate hike by December.

DWP officials say the revenue raised by the increases would go toward infrastructure fixes. City officials want to replace 50 miles of pipes in the next five years.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide