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Tell the LA Department of Water and Power: Conserve Water during the Drought!

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We Angelinos take this historic drought seriously.  Governor Brown has declared a State of Emergency.  Rivers are running dry, landscapes are burning, fields and farms are drying up.

Yet, some water agencies in Southern California have been very slow to address this emergency and call for a dramatic increase in water conservation and new policies and projects that will make Los Angeles more resilient in the face of drought and future climate change.  The Los Angeles Waterkeeper and Save The Colorado River Campaign are now working together to encourage the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to support these policies and projects.

We applaud the Department’s of Water and Power’s water conservation efforts in the past, yet this historic emergency calls for increased efforts here and now. With a new General Manager in place, LADWP is poised to respond to the current situation with renewed focus and tenacity. Our community is not only facing a historic drought, but with it we have opportunities to greatly expand our response to this drought and future water supply challenges due to climate change.  We need to conserve more water, launch programs around wastewater and stormwater recycling, and better educate our community about the negative impact our water supply policies are having on the river systems we depend on including the San Joaquin River in northern California and the Colorado River in the western U.S.

C’mon, Angelinos – We Can Do It!



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