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  • Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council

    Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council
    One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  • L.A. gets the water infrastructure it pays for

    To the editor: Mayor Eric Garcetti said it was a poorly engineered pipe joint dating to the 1950s that failed last week and flooded the UCLA campus with millions of gallons of water. ("Garcetti on UCLA pipeline break: 'This will not be the last one,'"...
  • Letter: Disaster on Sunset could happen here

    Recently, it was reported a water main had ruptured flooding Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus. Glendale residents should be asking can this happen in the Jewel City? Glendale, like Los Angeles, is years behind in maintaining its water and power...
  • Letter: Recent rate fixes set new problems

    Last Tuesday, the City Council voted 3- 2 to raise rates 4% over the next four years, compounded at 20.1% over the next four years, based on single-family residences using normal consumption rates. Overall, customer will see their rates increase by an...
  • Iselle hits Hawaii: Heavy rain damages homes; roads blocked

    Iselle hits Hawaii: Heavy rain damages homes; roads blocked
    Tropical Storm Iselle buffeted Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui early Friday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, downed trees and power outages and sending many tourists packing home as the state braced for a second storm on Sunday that is expected...
  • The contentious, complicated fight for water in California

    The contentious, complicated fight for water in California
    California's water system is an engineering marvel, a testament to generations of sustained investment and a vast, complex web of infrastructure. It makes Los Angeles possible. It is also in trouble. The system's brilliance is that a snowflake can...
  • L.A. can do more to reduce costly imported water, activists say

    Los Angeles can and should do more to wean itself off of costly imported water, environmental advocates told scores of people who packed a Panorama City forum Saturday. “It’s not sustainable for us to continue relying on 89% of our local...
  • Winter Park finding environmental solutions in the rainy season

    Winter Park finding environmental solutions in the rainy season
    As one of the tasks that Troy Attaway handles in his role as Wnter Park’s public works director, he noted “We’re always looking for places to treat storm water.”  It’s not as easy as it sounds. “Since we don’t...
  • Water main break is a symptom of a sick L.A., readers say

    Water main break is a symptom of a sick L.A., readers say
    When about 20 million gallons of water deluged parts of the UCLA campus Tuesday after a water main break in Westwood, readers took it as a cue to flood The Times with letters describing how the accident is a symptom of a larger civic ill. What readers...
  • Border drones and labor-bots: Alex Rivera's prescient 'Sleep Dealer'

    Border drones and labor-bots: Alex Rivera's prescient 'Sleep Dealer'
    Filmmaker Alex Rivera had the idea for his sci-fi movie "Sleep Dealer" back in 1997. At the time, he envisioned a future in which wars were fought via drone, the water supply was privatized by corporations and eager young workers at the Mexican border...
  • Toledo's tap water undrinkable for a second day; test results delayed

    Toledo's tap water undrinkable for a second day; test results delayed
    Water in Toledo, Ohio, and surrounding areas remained officially undrinkable Sunday evening, more than 36 hours after a do-not-drink order went into place for 500,000 people. Water at a Toledo treatment plant tested positive for a toxin on Saturday,...