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New Water Pipe Technology to Reduce Costs, Pollution

A pilot project from LADWP that uses an innovative technology called “Aqua Pipe” was the subject of a recent NBC feature story.

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IN THE NEWS: Mayor Garcetti Launches ‘Save Energy LA’ Campaign

Mayor Garcetti calls on all Angelenos to conserve energy with the energy efficiency campaign. Read the news release and find out about ways to reduce energy consumption and save on your bill this summer.

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How Can Small Animals Cause Outages?

Small critters can cause large outages. Read more to learn how we protect our system from these tiny infiltrators.

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Wall Street Ratings Agencies Give Top Marks to LADWP Power Revenue Bonds


The recent sale of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) power system revenue bonds issued on May 4 had an overwhelming response with over $1.5 billion of orders made on the $275 million offering. This resulted in one of the lowest interest costs of a Power System debt issuance in LADWP history at a low-interest rate of 3.26%. Additionally, LADWP refinanced $80.6 million in outstanding power system bonds, saving an estimated $11 million over the next eight years.   

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IN THE NEWS: Why LA's electrical grid is at greater risk this fire season

KPCC’s Sharon McNary reports on what this summer’s anticipated shortages of natural gas, coupled with wildfires, mean for the region’s power reliability.

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IN THE NEWS: Heat Wave prompts ‘Flex Alert’ urging Southern Californians to save power

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LADWP News: LADWP Customers' Energy Demand Reaches 6,080 Megawatts During Heat Wave


Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers reached the peak energy demand level of 6,080 Megawatts today, surpassing the previous record high for the month of June – 6,053 Megawatts set on the same date in 2008. While demand fell short of the all-time record for the City – 6,396 Megawatts from September 16, 2014 – today’s peak demand was over 50 percent higher than the amount of energy demand experienced on a typical June day in the City of Los Angeles. 

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LADWP News: City of Los Angeles Offers Free Recycled Water for Irrigation - Recycled Water Fill Station at LA Zoo Opens


LOS ANGELES---The Honorable Councilmember David Ryu of the 4th District, along with officials from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LA SAN), and the Los Angeles Zoo (LA Zoo) announced the opening of the City of Los Angeles’ Recycled Water Fill Station at the LA Zoo on Friday, June 17th, 2016. Every Tuesday beginning June 21st, the fill station will be open to all eligible Los Angeles residents and business owners who want to pick up free disinfected tertiary recycled water for approved, non-drinking uses like watering trees, shrubs and lawns. The City of Los Angeles’ Recycled Water Fill Station pilot program helps “Save the Drop” by offering recycled water to offset demand for drinking water as Los Angeles continues to weather through drought.

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STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti Supports DWP's Water Rate Proposal


In advance of the LADWP Board of Commissioner's consideration of a water rate proposal, Mayor Garcetti issued the following statement:

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Improving & Maintaining LA's Vast Water Infrastructure

LADWP’s water main leak rate is less than half the national industry average, and leaks have decreased by 37 percent over the past seven years thanks to a proactive plan to replace older and more vulnerable pipes. 

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