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LADWP Measures Water Content from Recent Storms – Precipitation Numbers—Impressive – Report by Deb Murphy

  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s “water content” line took off like a rocket in early January, starting at 10-inches of water content and ending up, as of the end of the month, just short of 37-inches and 261-percent of normal to date. The department has already begun water deliveries to Los Angeles, […]

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LADWP is making improvements to its overhead power infrastructure on Line Street in Bishop from Tuesday, January 31 through Friday, February 3. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To ensure the safety of LADWP crews and the public while work is being performed, Fowler Street between Line Street and Lagoon Street will be […]

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‘Tis the Season for Energy Savings

Did you know that LED holiday lights use 90% less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs? Saving energy can translate to more gifts this holiday season and we have four tips to help ensure your home is comfy, efficient, and festive! Find and seal air leaks around chimneys, outlets, windows, and doors. Make sure your fireplace […]

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FROM DEB MURPHY – Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Takes a New Approach in Legal Battle with LADWP

  The Superior Court ruling last month did not mark the end of the dispute between Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over dust controls on Owens Lake. The beat goes on. From a simplified, but confirmed, interpretation of the ruling, the penalties levied by […]

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LADWP Takes Action to Protect LA Ratepayers from Unwarranted and Costly Orders by Great Basin Air Pollution Control District

Local Air Regulator Continues to Disregard Tribal Requests & Attempts to Expand Its Operating Budget — All Paid for by Angelenos Oct. 19, 2022 (LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) took legal action Tuesday to protect Los Angeles water customers from regulatory overreach by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution […]

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Last Day to Register for the Owens Valley Job Fair

Interested in learning about LADWP positions available in the Eastern Sierra? Join us on Thursday, October 20th at 12 PM for the Owens Valley Virtual Job Fair. Our Recruitment Services Team will give an overview on how to subscribe and apply for LADWP jobs, and participants will hear from local employees. Questions? Email [email protected] CLICK HERE […]

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LADWP/GBUAPC – Dueling Press Releases? No, Just Two Truths

  Here’s a little background on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power vs Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPC) legal battle the end result of which is a win/win, or lose/lose, depending on one’s point of view. GBUAPC identified an area on the Owens Lake shore that required dust controls. The […]

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LADWP Will Continue to Protect Sensitive Tribal Areas and Work with Local Tribal Representatives at Owens Lake

Sept. 30, 2022 (LOS ANGELES) — On September 27, 2022, the Sacramento Superior Court issued a ruling that rejected Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s (Great Basin) argument that it had unlimited regulatory control over LADWP.  The Court also refused to uphold more than $1 million in fines assessed by Great Basin that would […]

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Sacramento Court Issues Order Against Los Angeles Department of Water and Power In Pollution Dispute

  (Owens Lake, CA) – On September 27, the Sacramento County Superior Court issued its order against the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), rejecting LADWP’s attempt to avoid responsibility for controlling air pollution on the dried Owens Lake Bed in an area containing cultural resources. The LADWP’s historic diversion of […]

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