February 2021
Show Them You Care and Stay Prepared
Fifty years ago, the San Fernando Earthquake, also known as the Sylmar Earthquake, hit the region, resulting in widespread damage. Striking just after 6 a.m., the 6.6 earthquake crumbled homes, collapsed a freeway overpass, destroyed local hospitals, and took 64 lives. Critical infrastructure systems were severely impacted, including our own water and power systems. Since then, with great strides in the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, we have taken aggressive action to harden our water and power infrastructure. We're planning for a resilient future for L.A. We urge you to do the same.

It's never been more important to plan in advance as the ongoing pandemic can complicate matters quickly in an emergency. So while you take time to celebrate love this month, carve out some time to prepare and plan with your loved ones before the next "big one" hits. Make a plan, make a kit and show them you care by staying prepared.
Electric Safety Reminder:
Never Touch Downed Power Lines!

Earthquakes and other unexpected events can result in downed power lines. Be sure you know what to do to stay safe.

When faced with a downed power line, always assume it is still energized. Never touch it, anyone or anything in contact with it. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 1-800-DIAL-DWP. If you or someone else is in danger, call 911.
Feel the EV Love in L.A.!

It's a great time to consider switching to an electric vehicle (EV). There are now over 10,000 commercial EV charging stations throughout L.A., meeting the city's goal two years ahead of schedule. L.A now has the most charging stations of any city in the United States!
Equity Metrics Data Initiative

Have you heard about our Equity Metrics Data Initiative (EMDI)? At LADWP, we track, measure, and report on how our programs are reaching customers across L.A. Through this data-driven framework, we're able to assess how well our programs, services, and resources are distributed, geographically and demographically. EMDI provides important information to ensure fairness and equity in our services and operations.
Essential Work Continues

The installation of a new water line and sound panels to protect neighbors are some of the key items going into our 99th Street Filtration Plant.
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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. In order to keep the public and our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be broadcast via webcast. Join us!
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March 6, 2021
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