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DWP customers may face another rate hike

June 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Customers of Los Angeles' Department of Water and Power may be facing yet another rate hike, if the DWP gets its way.

Power bills are already going up in July.

A proposed budget would raise electric rates in October, again in January and a third time in April. That's in addition to the nearly 5-percent increase that goes into effect next month.

The proposed budget would also raise water bills by as much as 8 percent starting January 1.