Water rates rise again

District blames wholesale costs

Customers in the Las Virgenes and Oak Park water districts will pay about $3 more per month for potable water starting in January.
The rate increase is needed to cover the rising costs of wholesale water, said Glen Peterson, a Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board member who has been serving on the Metropolitan Water District board of directors for the past 17 years.
Metropolitan, which wholesales water to Southern California, will increase prices by more than 7.5 percent in 2012 to cover...

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