LA public works ready for more rain

The Department of Public Works is ready for this weekend's rain with Street Services, Street Lighting and Sanitation crews prepared for rapid response in the event of heavy storms.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 9, 2001—The Department of Public Works is ready for this weekend's rain with Street Services, Street Lighting and Sanitation crews prepared for rapid response in the event of heavy storms.

"Bureaus of Street Services, Street Lighting and Sanitation crews have adequately anticipated and prepared for wet weather, " said Ellen Stein, President of the Board of Public Works.

Crews have cleaned all of the City's debris basins and storm water catch basins. Storm water pumping plants are fully functional and ready. The wastewater collection system, including 46 wastewater pumping plants, and four wastewater treatment plants were inspected to convey and treat wet weather flow.

Public Works staff responds immediately to storm-related problems, including trees down, landslides, potholes, and road erosion. Residents can call (213) 473-8410 or (800) 996-2489 to report storm-related incidents.

Also free sand, sandbags and shovels are available to residents at many of the Department's community maintenance yards. Yards are open 8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The maximum number of bags per resident is 25.

Storm-related services are available by the calling the Department of Public Works.

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