August 2021
L.A.'s Conservation Squad is Back!
Welcome back Drop and Plug, L.A.’s Conservation Squad. The friendly duo is back on a mission to spread the word to every L.A. community about simple ways to save water and energy. They are firm believers that if everyone does their part, it doesn’t take a lot.

So, let’s get to saving, Los Angeles! We offer a variety of rebates, programs and free water conservation items for our customers. And with the summer heat in full swing, saving energy is important too! Together, we can do more to protect our water and energy resources and the environment.
August is National Water
Quality Month!
We are proud to serve safe, refreshing, high-quality drinking water to all our customers across the city—at home, work, and neighborhood parks. Celebrate National Water Quality Month with us by reviewing the 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report to learn more about how we work non-stop to safeguard L.A.'s water supplies.

Meet Anselmo Collins,
Senior Assistant General Manager - Water System
This month, Anselmo G. Collins takes on his new role at the Department as Senior Assistant General Manager – Water System, responsible for leading the vast system that LADWP operates to provide water service to our City.

Anselmo has more than 28 years of LADWP experience, engaged in water system planning, pipeline design, project management, construction management, operations, maintenance, and procurement. 

Congratulations Anselmo! 
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Electric-Powered Circuit Shuttle Now Available in Venice and Marina Del Rey!
We are furthering our partnership with Circuit, your local micro-transit solution, to promote electric transportation and educate customers about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). Beginning this month through Labor Day, we are sponsoring a second Circuit EV shuttle bus wrap in the Venice and Marina Del Rey area. The EV shuttles offer free, zero-emission rides to residents for short routes, similar to the two Circuit shuttles in Leimert Park.
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Headworks Renamed After the Late Councilmember Tom LaBonge
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Nithya Raman, members of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners, and our General Manager and Chief Engineer Martin Adams, joined members of the LaBonge family to dedicate the former LADWP Headworks Reservoir Complex, as the Tom LaBonge Headworks Water Complex, honoring the late 4th District Councilmember Tom LaBonge. LaBonge was a long-time supporter of LADWP, and in particular, of our water system and infrastructure and reliability projects.

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Essential Work Continues
As part of our effort to give our customers the most reliable water service possible, our crews are replacing pipe across the city, such as this recent mainline job on Armstead Street in Granada Hills.
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Partnering with Neighborhood Councils
We're the only department in the City of Los Angeles with a formal Memorandum of Understanding with Neighborhood Councils committing to regular and ongoing communication about our programs and policies. The DWP-NC MOU Oversight and Advocacy Committees meet every first Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Meetings are broadcast via webcast. Join us!
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