LADWP investigation remains an official mystery

ladwpLast week news leaked out that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had sent guards and other personnel to simultaneously lock down five DWP offices in the Northern District to seize specific documents. Very little else has been revealed about the apparent scandal.

Sources close to the situation said that the DWP offices in Mojave, the Owens Dry Lake, Lone Pine, Independence and Bishop were locked down, employees asked to surrender cell phones and leave while files were seized. This apparent internal investigation was reportedly launched by Marty Admams, Director of DWP Water Operations.

Reports said that an email from management showed up and ordered the various offices to hand over any document requested. As we reported last week, LADWP Public Information Officer Chris Plakos in Bishop said only of the reported incidents “I can’t address it. This is a personnel matter.”

Three different sources told Sierra Wave Media that two particular employees were placed on administrative leave. We are waiting for more official confirmation before identifying those individuals.

We have placed several calls to LADWP Public Relations Director Joe Ramallo. He has not returned our calls.

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concerned
concerned
9 years ago

if you have ever been in the high country or back roads, one can see LADWP stamped on almost all the waterways. Considering what they just pulled up in Mammoth and claiming to have rights to Mammoth Creek and all the water that supplies the MCWD, it would not surprise… Read more »

concerned
concerned
9 years ago

DWP just did a study in Bishop and surrounding areas to determine the amount of water usage. The findings report that water usage for residents is high above the normal average. Resident in the small sleepy towns should wake up and smell the coffee, which will ultimately be regulated. You… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
9 years ago
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Actually, Bishop has its own water system. Don’t think DWP has any control over that. DWP does still provide water to Lone Pine, Independence and Laws
through the Water Agreement even though Inyo County has responsibility for the systems.
Benett Kessler

Action Jackson
Action Jackson
9 years ago

Sounds more like a law enforcement matter instead of internal matter. LADWP internal legal matters are almost always bias and swept under the carpet. This is too big for LADWP inexperienced security team to handle. Call in the Fed’s.

Captain obvious
Captain obvious
9 years ago

Sounds like there is some shady bizz going on with our tax dollars!

Trouble
Trouble
9 years ago

They probably told the truth. That must of pissed DWP off.