Turning on your faucet could cost you more in the near future. The San Diego County Water Authority is proposing increasing rates for its 24 member agencies by more than 5% for treated water, and nearly 4-percent for untreated water.
The Water Authority says the increases can be blamed on inflation and increasing energy prices.
According to the proposal, the increases include pulling out from the authority's rate stabilization fund, which was created in 1990 to help avoid rate spikes.
The Water Authority Board plans to vote on the rate hikes on June 23 and the rates hikes would go into effect by 2023.