Water, power rates could soon go up

March 25, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Water and electricity bills could be on the rise in Los Angeles.The Los Angeles City Council is considering proposals to increase DWP rates.

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The plans include increasing base power rates by 8½ percent and water rates by more than six percent in July of next year.

The increase would boost revenues for the agency.

The DWP's general manager says the utility must increase rates to pay for electrical and structural upgrades.


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