California American Water is proposing rate hikes varying from 5% to 25% (depending on how much water is used) next year to cover increasing operating, maintenance, and capital costs, including costs in other water systems throughout Southern California. To see how rates differ in the proposed consolidated areas see here. The rate increases will affect 47% of the City's residents. To find out if you are affected by the proposed rates increases view the service area map.
The City feels the residents are being unfairly burdened by these higher rate increases and therefore, have been involved in opposing the rate hikes over the past year. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is the public entity who oversees the process of rate increases. You may view the testimony provided by the City to the CPUC.
To voice your opinion on this issue, please contact the CPUC. All comments should reference general rate case A.16-07-002. For information and ideas of what to include in your comments, visit our voice your opinion page.