When looking at the city of Los Angeles water savings in the past couple of months, you can see that they have surpassed the mandate imposed by the Governor Jerry Brown. However, last week the board that oversees the Los Angeles approved the utility’s plan to increase water rates about 4.7% each year over the next five years.

Under the proposal, typical customers would pay about $15 extra — about 26% more — on their monthly bills by the end of the five-year increase, according to DWP estimates.“No one likes to raise rates,”  Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “But the price of inaction will be much higher for all of L.A.’s residents.”

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