Your water rates are on the rise in 2013, 2014 and quite probably in the years to follow.
The Metropolitan Water District announced the 5 percent increases for the next two years after weeks of argument and debate. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/apr/10/met-rejects-sd-plan-sets-higher-water-rates/?page=1#article
Critics of MWD say the increase is to compensate for financial mismanagement. Approved rate hikes through 2014 and projected increases through 2017 means higher monthly water bills for you the consumer for the next five years and maybe beyond.
One way to combat higher bills is installation of an EasyTurf water saving lawn, reducing your water use by up to 70 percent. The significant reduction equates to thousands of dollars in your pocket and the peace of mind knowing you are not paying for the financial mismanagement of the Water District.