WATER & POWER RATE REQUEST

We’ve made major progress in key energy and water related initiatives 

  • We've kept water and power rates low
    through cost efficiency
  • Upgraded neighborhood power
    grids to improve reliability
  • Increased water conservation and
    upgraded aging infrastructure
  • Continued to meet stringent
    water quality regulations
  • Doubled investment in energy
    efficiency programs
  • Made major improvements in customer
    service and transparency

To keep making progress, additional investment is needed to ramp up replacement of critical infrastructure, continue reliable water and power delivery, and to meet regulatory mandates. On March 15, 2016, LADWP received City Council approval for a five-year rate action that will support LADWP’s commitment to put our customers first by investing in infrastructure, continuing the transformation of our water and power supplies, and improving customer service, while keeping rates for our customers low.

NEW REVENUE NEEDS

$1.05 Billion Over 5 Years

  • Power Revenue Needs

    $720 Million Over 5 Years

    80% of New Power Revenues Will Go Toward
    Mandates and Supply Transition

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  • Water Revenue Needs

    $330 Million Over 5 Years

    78% of New Water Revenues Will Go To Improve
    Our Aging Water Infrastructure

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APPROVED RATE CHANGES

Typical Residential Customers Will See Average 3% Bill Increase Per Year For Five Years

 

 *Amounts are rounded up.

 

 

 

HOW MUCH DO WATER & POWER CUSTOMERS IN L.A. SAVE?

Comparison of Water & Power bills over 3 years 2012 - 2015

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 How L.A. Water and Power Bills Compare Before and After Rate Changes

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*Data for the listed utilities is only available for FY 15/16 and FY 16/17

 

 

PUTTING OUR CUSTOMERS FIRST

LADWP is putting customers first through:

  • UPGRADING INFRASTRUCTURE

    We ensure you have reliable water and power and water service by replacing aging infrastructure in a steady, cost-efficient and customer-focused way.

  • REGULATORY MANDATES & SUPPLY TRANSITION

    We are transforming our power supply to meet mandates and to create a clean energy future for our customers. We are transforming our water supply by expanding local water supplies, reducing reliance on expensive imported purchased water, and meeting regulatory mandates for drinking water quality and Owens Lake dust control.

  • IMPROVING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    We are putting customers first by improving customer service in every interaction, increasing resources to improve the customer experience, and engaging in open, frequent and direct communications with our customers.

  • COMPETITIVE RATES & ACCOUNTABILITY

    We keep water and power rates low compared to other local utilities through cost efficient measures wherever possible, and by using benchmarking and key performance metrics to guide our actions and aid our customers in holding us accountable.

NEWS

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti Supports DWP's Water Rate Proposal

December 15 Posted by MYLADWP Share

In advance of the LADWP Board of Commissioner's consideration of a water rate proposal, Mayor Garcetti issued the following st...

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Improving & Maintaining LA's Vast Water Infrastructure

December 10 Posted by MYLADWP Share

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See How We are Keeping our Rates Affordable for You!

November 25 Posted by MYLADWP Share

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Check Out KPCC Report on Rates Outreach Meetings

November 18 Posted by MYLADWP Share

KPCC’s Sharon McNary offers a report on LADWP’s extensive outreach effort to educate residential customers, businesses and prof...

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