September is National Preparedness Month
Have you considered what you would do in the event of an emergency or natural disaster? As part of National Preparedness Month, we encourage all our customers to take some time to put a plan in place and practice it with your family. Plan ahead and determine important matters including emergency supplies, medical needs, evacuation sites, first aid and much more. There are several tips and references on . Remember, “It's better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.”
Latino Heritage Month Profile: Anselmo Collins
Meet Anselmo Collins, a native Panamanian, first generation immigrant and the embodiment of the American success story. As LADWP’s Director of Water Operations, he is responsible for ensuring that Los Angeles receives clean reliable water every day. A sought after leader, mentor and consummate professional, Mr. Collins was recently honored by Viva Panama as a recipient of the 2019 Ambassador Award . We are very proud of Anselmo and his work at LADWP and the community. Learn about his inspiring story in this video biography that was shown at the Viva Panama gala.
Leading the Fight Against Climate Change: LA100 Advisory Group Convenes
On September 19, LADWP hosted the 9th meeting of the LA100 Advisory Group where we discussed some of NREL's models that will be used in the City of L.A.’s 100% renewable study, and heard feedback and suggestions. Thank you to our AG members for their input!

LA100 meeting presentations and summaries are available online. To learn about the LA100 Advisory Group's work to date, visit
Let’s join the rest of California to “clear the air” on Clean Air Day Oct. 2. LADWP’s employees are participating in this statewide celebration to show our commitment to clean air for all Californians. The event aims to raise awareness about pollution and how individuals can create less of it through their daily actions.

Leading up to Oct. 2, our employees have been urged to plant a tree, carpool or take transit to work, or switch from a gas-fueled car to an EV! You too can take the pledge and contribute to keeping our air clean. Go to for more information.
Workforce Development: LADWP Celebrates 16 New Graduates of the Summer Youth Program
Sixteen young Angelenos recently completed the LADWP Summer Youth Program where they participated in a work/study program and earned $15.23 per hour during the summer. The participants were celebrated during a graduation ceremony in August attended by mentors and parents.

This program is a and LAUSD that is designed to familiarize young people with LADWP’s core functions through job shadowing.

Partnering with Neighborhood Councils
LADWP is 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 department programs and policies. 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!