Why did LADWP need a rate adjustment?

A:

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.