Board Approves Rate Increase of Approx. 4% to Cover MWD’s Costs

June 27, 2024

Plan is to consider another potential rate increase to fund Water Authority needs in July

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today approved an increase of approximately 4% in wholesale rates for 2025 and plans to assess the need for additional increases after a public hearing in July.

The approved increase was designed to cover passthrough costs from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California that start accruing on July 1, 2024. In addition, the Board approved a pilot program that allows retail water agencies to trim about 1.5 percentage points from next year’s bill by prepaying fixed costs.

At its July 25 meeting, the Board plans to consider rate increases to support the continued maintenance and operations of the regional water treatment and delivery system, along with the Water Authority’s financial stability.

  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $268 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 23 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

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