On July 1, 2010 Cal Am filed its application for a general increase in rates for water service that would raise customer rates by up to 37 percent across the state. Cal Am's proposal for its 2012 and 2013 rates would impact 600,000 customers across Sonoma, Sacramento, Monterey, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
Based on its investigation, DRA determined that Cal Am's administrative requests were excessive and unnecessary to support quality service. DRA filed a protest recommending significantly smaller rate increases with no more than a 9.9 percent increase in 2012 and rate decreases for all customers in 2013.
See DRA's January 21, 2011 Testimony.
See the proceeding docket.