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City of Glendale
City of GlendaleCity of Glendale
Water Services Administrator
141 North Glendale Avenue, Lvl. 4
Glendale, CA 91206-4496
(818) 548-2107
Web Site:
Interim Director of Water and Power Stephen Zurn
Representatives on Metropolitan board: Laura Friedman
Joined Metropolitan: December 1928
Service area: 30.60 square miles
Water sources for area served
Local: 40%
Metropolitan: 60%
Water served
Municipal & Industrial: 100%
Agricultural: 0%
Number of water purveyors the
district wholesales water to:

Population: 207,000


Glendale was one of the 13 original member agencies in the 1928 formation of Metropolitan and started taking deliveries in 1946. The city is actively developing its local water resources. Glendale's local projects consist of expansion of its recycled water delivery system for landscape irrigation at golf courses, cemeteries, freeway medians, landfill, school and parks, and for sanitary flushing purposes in high-rise office buildings. The city has completed a major groundwater treatment facility, extractions wells and conveyance pipeline system within the San Fernando Basin region. Glendale will always be dependent on MWD for a significant portion of its water resources. The city operates its own electrical generation, transmission, and distribution facilities and was active in promoting the construction of Hoover Dam. The city has a contract with the federal government for electricity from Hoover Dam. Glendale is currently developing the technology for removal treatment of chromium 6 and is expected to be completed in 2013..

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