“This past summer was HOT! How hot? Daily temperatures were 17% hotter in the summer of 2018 when compared to the summer of 2017. This resulted in many customers using more water and electricity than they did a year ago, and, as a result, average residential electric bills were up 12% in August and September, while the average water bill went up 6% (June – September). This increase included the recent rate adjustments which took effect July 1st.” Reported LADWP CFO Ann Santilli in her Citywatch article: How Much Have LADWP Bills Really Increased?