CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) - The San Diego County city of Carlsbad will be charging residents about $5 a month more for water.
The North County Times says the Municipal Water District agreed Tuesday to raise water rates 10 percent next year, jumping the average monthly bill from $50.40 to $55.40.
The district plans another 10 percent hike in 2013.
About 85 percent of the city gets its water from the Municipal Water District, which purchases supplies from the San Diego County Water Authority.
A Water Authority board member, Keith Lewinger, says the Carlsbad district cannot reduce its expenses much because most of the costs involve buying water and paying construction debt for regional water projects.
Information from: North County Times
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