January 2022
Wishing You a Safe & Prosperous New Year
Another year has gone by and while 2021 was not the year of returning to normal that we had all hoped it would be, we kept our focus on our customers and the communities we serve. We successfully secured state funding to help customers settle outstanding balances on their water and power bills and will soon provide over $300 million in utility bill relief to qualified residential customers who fell behind during the pandemic. We also rolled out additional support for our income-qualified customers as well as improved rebate and incentive programs for everyone. To learn more about the many financial assistance programs we have to offer, click the button below.

From our LADWP family to yours, we wish you a Happy New Year!
Use Less Water and Keep Your Costs Low!
On January 1, 2022, water rate changes went into effect with customers with the highest water use (Tier 3 and Tier 4) seeing the largest increase. The changes reflect the costs of various water supplies including purchased water to meet increasing demand created by high-use customers.

Start the New Year off right and conserve with the variety of rebates and incentives we have to offer!
Winter Solstice Celebration at Chatsworth Nature Preserve
Along with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI), we co-hosted a Winter Solstice Community Wellness Gathering at Chatsworth Nature Preserve last year to celebrate the official first day of winter and to honor and remember those we have lost to COVID-19.

With hundreds of community members present at the City of Los Angeles’ only nature preserve, the gathering featured a number of highlights, including special Fernandeño Tataviam and Chumash Native American welcoming songs and attendees participating in the prayer circle.
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Tilman Water Reclamation Plant, Japanese Garden Discharge Reuse Initial Study Public Review Period Ending Soon!
LADWP and Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) plan to undertake a project to recirculate recycled water in the Japanese Garden Lake at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant to allow it to use additional recycled water to recharge the San Fernando Groundwater Basin and enhance local water supplies.
The City prepared an Initial Study to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project, which is available to read online.

Public comments will be accepted through 5:00 PM on Friday, January 28, 2022.
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Photo Courtesy: Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment
Partial Reopening of Hollywood Reservoir
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The Hollywood Reservoir partially reopened beginning Thursday, January 13th. The reservoir was closed to the public since late December because of some localized flooding and debris flow that occurred as a result of the most recent rainstorm. Most of the cleanup has been completed. However, there are portions of the reservoir that remain closed off as further cleanup efforts continue. The Lake Hollywood Dr. gate will be closed, and a section that extends from inside the gate will be closed off to visitors. The two other gates to the reservoir have been reopened. Visitors will not be able to complete a full loop of the reservoir path as cleanup continues. We will update you once we are ready to reopen the full path.
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. Meetings are broadcast via webcast. Join us!
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February 5, 2022
8:30 a.m.
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