Calif. Commission OKs SouthWest Rate Increase

SouthWest Water Company, a leading provider of water, wastewater and public works services, announced on March 16 that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized a rate increase of $5.5 million, or 11 percent for its southern California utility, retroactive to Jan. 1. The increase is due to changes in the utility’s cost structure as determined by the CPUC in its decision.

SouthWest Water Company provides a broad range of operations, maintenance, and management services, including water production, treatment and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment, and customer service. The company owns regulated public utilities and also serves cities, utility districts, and private companies under contract. Nearly two million people in 10 states depend on SouthWest Water for high-quality, reliable service.