LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles residents may soon have to pay more for both water and power.

The Department of Water and Power is seeking to raise electric rates by 10.5 percent, while water rates could spike 4.9 percent.

The increases would take place over the next two years.

The DWP’s general manager says the rate hikes are necessary to meet new legal and regulatory requirements.

The utility says it must also pay for equipment upgrades.

Comments (3)
  1. citizen says:

    Hell NO! Cut the pensions or let managment take a pay cut.

  2. Marissa says:

    Those bums at DWP make too much already. Ain’t that enough? I’ve lived in Los Angeles all my life and I had planned to live here the rest of my life but now I may have to move out of Los Angeles and California. It’s just too expensive to live here and getting more expensive.

  3. Greg says:

    Have you seen how much it cost to hang out at the strip club theses days???? I only get 3 freakin hours a day for lunch and these girls take advantage of us guys so there fore WE MUST PASS THIS COST ON TO YOU THE CUSTOMER!!!!! and the price of a 24 ounce can a beer DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED JEEZ!!!!

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