A new water, and sewage rate structure has been approved for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which could mean increases for many customers.
The District’s board of directors says in the wake of increases from its sole water supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, as well as electrical, gas, and chemical hikes, changes in rates were necessary. Customers could see up to a 12% hike in wastewater fees. Depending on water usage, the average customer could see a monthly hike of around $6.50, but people who use low amounts could actually see a drop in their bills.
The new rates will go into effect January 1st. The District serves Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, as well as Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and some unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.