Metropolitan Water District board to consider reduction in rate increase

The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District, Southern California’s largest wholesale water agency, today will consider a reduction in a 5 percent rate increase scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

MWD has more money since water sales are up and expenses are down, leading to an increase in the district’s reserves, according to a staff memorandum from General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger and Gary Breaux, chief financial officer.

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