Meeting Date: 04/29/15 06:00 PM
Meeting Type: Regular
Location: Will & Ariel Durant Library, 7140 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council
Infrastructure Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 pm
The meeting was held at the Will & Ariel Durant Public Library, 7140 Sunset Blvd..
Casey Maddren, HHWNC Infrastructure Chair calls Meeting to Order 6:05PM
Opening Remarks by Infrastructure Chair Casey Maddren.
Tonight we will discuss the Drought and DWP staff will offer updates on water, water infrastructure and answer questions. The Colorado River is down, can’t depend on LA Aqueduct, wells in San Fernando Valley shut down. Can the DWP address water infrastructure unless water without raising rates? The DWP cannot maintain/upgrade water ifrastructure with the current money allocated.
Introductions of DWP Guest Presenters:
Manager of Water Utility Engineering
Water Utility Superintendent
Manager of Distribution Engineering
Elia Sun..attending for
Western District Engineer
DWP Guests Presentation:
1) Water System Overview….
Nation's Largest Municipal Utility
Supply Water to 3.8 million residents
Water system is large and complex:
7,200 miles of pipe
144 tanks and reservoirs
465 sq. miles
Budget of 1.5 billion in FY13-14
2) Water Supply
90% Reliant on Imported Water
Water Supply Changes
Water supply:Colorado River ..
Lion share of Colorado River Aqueduct water goes to Agriculture.
Water Supply usually was 70% from the state..30% from Colorado River..
Colorado River is Federal. Farmers draw alot of water from Shasta..
Feds set it up for Farmers.
Now it's 50-50%. Depends on Snow Melt.
Colorado ..is in a 10 year drought.
Increased demands from the other states is making supply decrease.
Offer incentives, rain barrels to capture water.
Offer incentives to change to artificial turf.
3) Water System Within HHWNC…Water Infrastructure HHWNC
Multiple Water Facilities
Redundant Water Distribution System
High Quality Water
Supply Facilities: L.A. Reservoir (HHWNC), Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir,
Lower Stone Canyon Reservoir, Franklin Reservoir, North Hollywood Reservoir,
Eagle Rock Reservoir.
4) Impacts to Water System Resulting From Recent Residential & Commercial Developments.
Performed Comprehensive Assessment to Evaluate Impacts:
Cumulative Impacts – 2010 Urban Water Management Plan.
Project Specific Impacts – Water Supply Assessment .
Confirmed Availability of Water Supply.
Water System Improvements are Necessary at Some Locations to
Improvements Include: Upsize Pipelines, Additional Fire Protection, etc.
Improvements will be Paid by Developers
Angelenos have done a good job conserving water.
Concerns about over development in HHWNC area and water supply…..
DWP can't control development or population increase.
In new multi-family developments, individual meters will have to be installed. Currently water costs are built into rent for apartment buildings, and units are not individually monitored.
Going slowly due to technology, newer technology is evolving.
Good technology won't impact ratepayers.
Cumulative impacts are considered. Long term planning.
Anticipated growth so there is enough water for L.A. as it grows.
Making better use of water run off.
Increase permeable surfaces.
State water pumped into our aqueduct.
Desalination was being explored a few years ago. DWP governing body stopped the exploration. Heal the Bay, etc. was against it. Rates would be higher.
Metropolitan water is cheaper than desal.
5) Water System – Condition of Water Infrastructure in HHWNC
120 miles of Pipeline in HHWNC.
Average age of Pipeline is 70 years old.
10% of Pipe has a "High Likelihood of Failure"
Aging Water Infrastructure is a Concern and DWP is taking Action to Correct & Improve.
6) Water System Improvement Program – Pipeline Replacement Projects in HHWNC (next 5 years)
7) How Can DWP Further Help HHWNC
Improve Lines of Communication.
Notify NC of Upcoming DWP Projects.
Monitor Large Residential & Commercial Developments.
Continue with Upgrades to the Existing Water System Infrastructure.
DWP Programs and Rebates.
(Water Conservation, Water Recycling, etc.)
Infrastructure Chair thanks DWP Guests and Stakeholders….
Meeting Adjourned 7:40 PM