Posts Tagged ‘LADWP’

LADWP Reveals Plan To Collect Stormwater Runoff

June 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials will unveil a plan Thursday for capturing stormwater runoff and using it to refill underground supplies, rather than allowing it to drain into the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

LADWP worker embezzled more than $4 million, district attorney alleges

June 15, 2015 at 11:02 am

Los Angeles County prosecutors on Thursday charged a former Department of Water and Power employee with 27 felonies, including embezzlement and conflicts of interest, on allegations that he misappropriated more than $4 million in public funds. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

Hancock Park Man Says LADWP Billed Him Outrageously

May 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

A Hancock Park homeowner said he was expecting a $7,000 refund from the LADWP for overpayment.  Randy Esada told CBS2’s Randy Paige when he inquired about a refund, Esada was not … Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

LADWP, Santa Monica Canyon Residents Tout Benefits of Recycled Water

May 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

 How drinkable is our wastewater?  Palisadian Deborah Castleman, who has personally tasted treated wastewater, said, “It’s perfect! Tastes just fine.”  Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) presented reasonable solutions to the water crisis at the annual Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association (SMCCA) annual meeting on Tuesday. Continue reading: Palisadian Post

California drought: LADWP vows to waste less water

May 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm

The agency that provides water to millions of Los Angeles homes and businesses is promising to waste less of it. Residents protested when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sent about 70,000 gallons from a reservoir that needed maintenance into storm drains. The sight of drinking water going down the drain was particularly galling since Californians have been ordered […]

LADWP Officials To Outline Plan To Capture, Reuse Storm Drain Water

May 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Officials with LADWP were set to unveil the plan after tens of thousands of gallons of reservoir water were lost in Eagle Rock when it was released into streets and storm drains. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

Water Main Break In Cheviot Hills Leaves Residents Without Running Water

March 30, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Crews say a six-inch pipe along South Corning Street burst around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, flooding the neighborhood. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

LADWP video promotes water conservation with humor

March 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

California’s historic drought is showing no signs of easing up. The city of Los Angeles is drafting a new plan to use more local water sources by capturing stormwater throughout the L.A. basin. And Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in drought-relief bond spending as we cope with a […]

LADWP billing system failed to charge customers $681 million, audit finds

March 10, 2015 at 10:37 am

A state audit of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shows that at least $681 million is owed by customers from past-due bills as of November 2014.  Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

Water main break submerges vehicles in Hollywood

February 18, 2015 at 8:37 am

A torrent of water flowed down residential streets and submerged cars in an underground garage after an 18-inch main burst in Hollywood. Kim Hughes with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says the break was reported around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on Dix Street near Cahuenga Boulevard. Crews are trying to shut off a […]

LADWP Pipeline Project in Silver Lake Beginning Soon

February 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm

The LADWP will be holding an important informational meeting for the community on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm at Micheltorena Elementary School Auditorium (1511 Micheltorena St). Construction on this portion of the Silver Lake Reservoirs Replacement Project will begin in Spring/Summer 2015. Ivanhoe Reservoir will be drained, the black balls removed and refilled soon […]

Lack of cooperation halts audit of LADWP trusts, city says

February 12, 2015 at 11:25 am

An audit heralded last year by L.A. city leaders as a breakthrough in efforts to determine what two controversial Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts did with tens of millions of ratepayer dollars has ground to a halt, The Times has learned. Continue reading: L.A. Times – Opinion Blog