Posts Tagged ‘LADWP’

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

With California drought lengthening, city of Los Angeles develops stormwater capture plan

January 30, 2015 at 12:51 pm

With a historic drought showing no signs of letting up, the city of Los Angeles is drafting a new plan to use more local water sources by capturing storm water throughout the L.A. basin. At recent community meetings, officials from the Department of Water and Power (along with the city’s Sanitation Department) have been showcasing potential […]

Toppled tree takes out power for Silver Lake residents

January 8, 2015 at 8:55 am

A large tree toppled over in Silver Lake Thursday morning, taking out power for many area residents. Continue reading:

Palisades DWP Workers Are Legitimate, Say Police

January 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Neighbors in Pacific Palisades should not worry about a group of contractors claiming to be L.A. Department of Water and Power workers but they should continue to be vigilant, say police officials. Los Angeles Police Department Senior Lead Officer Michael Moore said he received several calls from residents in late December regarding a group of… […]

New Year’s Day water main break in Venice under investigation

January 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm

A six-inch water main in Venice ruptured New Year’s Day and utility crews had to restore service to about 50 customers, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The cast iron main broke around 6:40 p.m. at Victoria and Superior avenues, said utility spokeswoman Gale Harris. Crews shut off the water and […]