Water District Rate Hike Is Making Waves

Metropolitan Water District’s board of directors voted to raise rates, a move that could ultimately affect property taxes and water costs for residents throughout Ventura County.

On April 9, the board agreed to an 8.5% increase for both 2025 and 2026.

This compares to what was proposed as 13% for fiscal year 2024-25 and 8% for fiscal year 2025-26 for untreated water plus a 30% surge in treatment surcharges.