The increase was approved back in September, but LADWP officials say the wet weather last week hasn't changed how serious drought conditions in the city are.
The action comes as Californians have failed to meet Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a voluntary 15% reduction in water use compared to last year. Between July and November, the state’s water usage went down just 6%.
California’s mountain snow holds 160% of the water it normally does this time of year, state water officials announced Thursday, marking a strong start to the drought-stricken state’s traditionally wet winter season.
Watering your grass too long could cost you some big bucks.
LADWP receives about 40% of its water supply from the State Water Project. California announced Wednesday that there would be a 0% initial allocation of water from the State Water Project in 2022.
The MWD declared a regional drought emergency Tuesday, calling on local water suppliers to implement all conservation measures possible.
The Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors declared a drought emergency on Nov. 10, 2021, calling on local water suppliers to implement all conservation measures possible to reduce usage. FOX 11's Bob DeCastro reports.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest supplier of treated water in the country, is admitting to FOX 11 that it wasted hundreds of thousands of gallons of water or more.
Governor Gavin Newsom is urging Californians to double down on their efforts to save water.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will visit Lake Mead in Nevada to highlight the problems caused by Western drought.
October is just around the corner and pumpkin farms in Half Moon Bay are preparing for what will hopefully be a fruitful season. But it's unclear what will happen because of the drought.
Metropolitan Water District warns the ongoing drought is a wakeup call for what lies ahead in climate change.
In response to worsening drought conditions, the board of Southern California's regional water wholesaler declared a Water Supply Alert Tuesday that calls upon residents to voluntarily conserve the precious resource.
According to Metropolitan Water District officials, Southern California's water supply has been severely impacted by extreme drought in both the Northern Sierra and the Colorado River, saying crucial storage reservoirs have never been lower.
California regulators are planning to stop thousands of farmers from taking water out of the state's major rivers and streams because of a worsening drought.
The temperature climbed to an incredible 130 degrees in the northern Mojave desert all three days this past weekend.
California Governor Gavin Newsom is asking people and businesses to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% amid drought.
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% amid drought.
It's shaping up to be one of the hottest weeks of the year.
California appears in the midst of another drought only a few years after a punishing 5-year dry spell.