Long Beach Utilities Approves FY 25 Budget

Published on June 06, 2024

Contact: Joy Contreras
Public Information Officer
Phone: (562) 355-1201
Email: joy.contreras@lbutilities.org

Long Beach Utilities Approves FY 25 Budget  

New budget invests in water, gas and sewer infrastructure to deliver safe, reliable and affordable service with excellent customer service 

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Pictured: Long Beach Board of Utilities Commissioners discuss the FY 25 budget at the last budget workshop

“I’m proud to announce the approved FY 25 budget continues to fund safe and reliable utility service at an affordable rate for our community,” says Vice President Gina Maguire. “We are committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a strong capital improvement program while planning for the future.”

The average single-family resident can expect an increase of $9.00 per month on their water, gas, and sewer utility bill. While the approved budget includes rate adjustments on par with industry-wide cost increases and pipeline infrastructure improvements, the average residential Long Beach water, gas, and sewer utility bill will remain comparatively less than that of other large California cities.

Long Beach Utilities held three separate community budget workshops in-person on May 2, May 16, and June 6. The Department will host the required Proposition 218 hearing to consider protests to proposed water and sewer rate increases on August 19, 2024. Hearing information will be mailed to all water and sewer account owners and posted online at least 45 days prior to the hearing date. To view more information on Long Beach Utilities’ Proposition 218 hearing, please visit LBUtilities.org/budget.

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