Posts Tagged ‘LADWP’


Garcetti aide to join DWP as city’s fight with union continues

July 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Mayor Eric Garcetti has tried to reform the Department of Water and Power by bringing in a new general manager, appointing a fresh slate of commissioners, and even supporting litigation to expose the use of public funds.  Now, one of his longtime aides is moving to a top leadership position at the utility.  Guy Lipa […]

Venice Hydrant Geyser Spews 180,000 Gallons Of Water For Hours

July 22, 2014 at 8:36 am
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Crews worked early Monday to seal a broken water hydrant in Venice, but not before an estimated 180,000 gallons flooded nearby streets, officials said. Continue reading: CBS Los Angeles

Ruptured Venice Water Main Releases 100,000 Gallons Into Neighborhood

July 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

A burst water main flooded 25 homes in Venice overnight, authorities said. The rupture released an estimated 100,000 gallons into the neighborhood around Carroll Canal and Dell Street, said Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Rex Vilaubi. The main break was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday. Vilaubi said the water has undermined the surrounding concrete. The […]

LA City Controller refuses to make $4 million annual payment to DWP nonprofits

July 10, 2014 at 7:36 am

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin disclosed Wednesday that he will refuse to pay nearly $4 million the city owes two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power, saying he can’t write the checks in "good conscience" because the groups have refused to show… Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

DWP Boosts ‘Cash In Your Lawn’ Rebate For Residential Customers

June 20, 2014 at 11:55 am
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Angelenos can turn their water-friendly lawns into green for their pockets under a new Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) program. Under its “Cash In Your Lawn” program launched in May, residential DWP customers were offered $2 per square foot to use “California Friendly” plants and other water-wise landscaping to help reduce an […]

Webster Avenue in Silver Lake Floods

June 17, 2014 at 7:12 am

A fire department spokesman says there was "significant street flooding" at 1727 Webster Ave. in Silver Lake on Monday afternoon. By 4:45 p.m., no structure damage or injuries had been reported. Continue reading: Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch News

Power outage hits Westwood, Bel Air

June 6, 2014 at 12:14 am

About 4,500 Department of Water Power customers are affected. Continue reading: Westwood-Century City Patch News

Silver Lake streets flooded

June 3, 2014 at 10:43 pm

SILVER LAKE — Residents are reporting that  a ruptured water pipe line has flooded the streets near the south end of the Silver Lake Reservoir this morning. The flowing water has made it difficult for voters to get to the polling place at the Silver Lake Recreation Center, according to comments on Twitter. A DWP […]

DWP to refund late charges to customers who pay off bills in full

May 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

After its new billing system accidentally overcharged customers, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is refunding all 2014 late payment charges to customers who pay off their outstanding bills in June. Continue reading: L.A. Now – Los Angeles Times

Wind Causes Power Problems On Westside

May 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Autumn-like Santa Ana winds raked across Southern California today, toppling a few trees and causing scattered blackouts, but forecasters warned the fire danger will get worse as temperatures climb above 100 in many areas this week. Peak wind gusts of 60 miles per hour were clocked at a National Weather Service wind gauge above Topanga, […]

LADWP almost done switching to drinking water that’s less hazardous, more tasty

May 5, 2014 at 6:37 am

The headquarters for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.; Credit: Photo by Michael Chen via Flickr Creative Commons This week, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will switch over the last of the city’s neighborhoods to drinking water that tastes better and is potentially less harmful. When the switch is complete, […]

LADWP Union Boss Brian D’Arcy Suffers Courtroom Defeat in Scandal Over Missing Records for $40 million

April 21, 2014 at 7:39 pm
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DWP union boss Brian D’Arcy had his day in court Tuesday and lost. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant denied the request from D’Arcy and the LADWP union to block subpoenas issued by City Controller Ron Galperi for missing records to account for $40 million in LADWP funds. Chalfant previously rejected arguments by the […]