Volume 2 | 2019
Big Steps and Game Changers
for LADWP in February
It's been a busy month and we are excited to share all the latest news about our efforts to bring you reliable, sustainable and cost-effective drinking water and power 24/7. The following stories and links are just some of what our team has been working on. Keep reading to learn how you can get more involved by attending a DWP/Neighborhood Council Committee meeting.
A Major Step Towards LADWP’s Clean Energy Future

LADWP will not repower its three coastal power plants over the next 10 years. The move will accelerate L.A.’s clean energy transformation and help put the city on track to meet its carbon-neutral target by 2050. Read more from the announcement here .
A Game Changer for L.A.'s Water Future

L.A. will recycle 100% of its water from wastewater treatment plants by 2035. This is a critical step to helping the city reduce its reliance on imported water and build our local water supplies. Read more about it here .
LADWP Response to Southland
Rain Storms
The LA Almanac reports Downtown LA has had more than 11 inches of rain in January through mid-February. During this wet season, LADWP crews have been out in force responding to power outages caused by downed power lines and falling palm fronds. As always, our goal is restore power as quickly and as safely as possible to our customers.

During the big rainstorm on February 2-5, 2019, outages affected 71,756 customers. We deployed 55 crews per day and power was restored to 93.1% of affected customers within 24 hours, with 24/7 customer service provided throughout the event. At its peak, the storm related outages affected 10,506 of out 1.5 million customers. Primary neighborhoods affected were Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire, Venice, North Hollywood, Westlake, Hollywood Hills West, San Pedro, Broadway-Manchester, Glassell Park and Pacific Palisades.
Stormwater Capture
The recent rains have been a great help to recharging our local groundwater aquifer. Our spreading grounds were filled, and rainfall was captured as much as possible through bioswales, permeable surfaces, rain barrels and cisterns, instead of flowing out to the ocean. Altogether, we've captured 45,565 acre feet of water, that's 14.8 billion gallons, enough to supply 137,961 L.A. households water for an entire year.

You too can capture the abundant rain falling around your home. LADWP is offering rebates of up to $50 per rain barrel (max 2); or up to $500 per cistern (max 1).

Visit www.ladwp.com/rwr or call : 1-800-544-4498 and press 5 for more water conservation information.
Ivanhoe Pathway at the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex

The Ivanhoe Pathway at the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex was officially opened to the public on Saturday, January 26. Visitors and residents alike now have access to a walkway that connects communities and gives our customers new options to enjoy the outdoors and all that Silver Lake has to offer:  Ivanhoe Pathway Opening
Safety First

If you see a downed power line, always assume it is live, stay away, and call 9-1-1.

Check out this dramatic and informative video from our friends at Puget Sound Energy on what to do in the event of downed power lines. Rain and windstorms have the potential to put you in just such a scenario. It’s important to know what to do to protect yourself and your loved ones .
LADWP Commissioner Office Hours Offer a New Way to Connect
LADWP Commissioner Aura Vasquez is offering a new way to connect with your Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners. Commissioner Vasquez established office hours to meet-one-
on-one with community members and stakeholders on the 4th Tuesday of each month following Board meetings. Anyone interested in meeting with her can schedule an appointment. Click here for more information.
Fix-a-Leak Week: March 18-24
Household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Help conserve water by taking time to hunt down the drips during Fix-a-Leak Week on March 18 through 24, 2019. Take time to check your toilets, faucets, shower heads and outdoor irrigation pipes. For more information, read more on the US EPA's Fix-a-Leak website .
Join the Team!
LADWP is hiring and looking for highly qualified individuals to be part of our team.
LA City Personnel Department is taking applications for Electrical Mechanics on a ongoing basis. Watch the video and learn what it takes to be an LADWP Electrical Mechanic. To apply, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity/
Partnering with Neighborhood Councils

Did you know that LADWP is the only department in the City of Los Angeles with a formal Memorandum of Understanding with Neighborhood Councils? We are committed to regular and ongoing communication about department programs and policies with the City's Neighborhood Councils and we regularly attend meetings across the city in addition to the ones we host at our Downtown headquarters.

The DWP-NC MOU and Advocacy Committees meet every first Saturday of the month at 8:45 a.m. at the LADWP Headquarters, 111 N. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Join us!