The showers you take and the water you drink will be more expensive come New Year's Day.
The Crescenta Valley Water District approved an 8.2 percent rate increase in January and additional increases throughout the next five years, according to the Glendale News-Press.
So why the rate increase? Infrastructure.
this November. The CVWD plans for capital improvements on pipes and wells - allowing the water district to rely less on the - who supplys much of the water.
"The basic issue is trying to pump as much water out of the ground as possible. That’s our deepest water source," . "If we can’t pump water out of the ground we have to buy import water from somewhere else. The imported water is significantly more costly than the ground water."