Mayor Hahn and LADWP break ground on major project to boost Los Angeles water security and quality

Mayor Jim Hahn, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) representatives, and community members gathered recently for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the Stone Canyon Water Quality Improvement Project.


Jan. 26, 2004 -- Mayor Jim Hahn, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) representatives, and community members gathered Jan. 20 for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the Stone Canyon Water Quality Improvement Project.

The $75 million water security and quality initiative will take the Lower Stone Canyon Reservoir offline and a new pipeline will be constructed to ensure the safe, dependable delivery of water to Los Angeles residents.

Located in the Santa Monica Mountains approximately 13 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, the $75 million project was put into place to meet new state and federal water quality regulations for open reservoirs in California and bolster security and service reliability for residents.

As part of the project, the LADWP will install state-of-the-art security devices, cameras, and intrusion alarms as part of a $132 million, five-year initiative to upgrade the city's water system security and safety in the wake of September 11.

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