Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
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City of Los Angeles
City of Los AngelesCity of Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power
P.O. Box 51111
Los Angeles, CA 90051
(213) 367-4211
Web Site:
General Manager: Marcie L. Edwards
Representatives on Metropolitan board: Glen C. Dake
Paul Koretz
John W. Murray Jr.
Jesús E. Quiñonez
Joined Metropolitan: December 1928
Service area: 464 square miles
Water sources for area served
LA Aqueduct: 35%
Local Groundwater: 12%
Metropolitan: 52%
  Recycled Water: 1%
Water served
Municipal & Industrial: 100%
Agricultural: 0%
Number of water purveyors the
district wholesales water to:

Population: 3,840,729


Los Angeles joined Metropolitan as one of its founding members. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is the largest retail agency in Metropolitan's service area and is responsible for supplying the City of Los Angeles with reliable water and electricity.

Los Angeles' sources of water come from the Owens Valley and Mono Basin areas of the eastern Sierra Nevada through the gravity-flow Los Angeles Aqueduct system extending some 338 miles, from local groundwater and recycled water, and from purchased water from Metropolitan. Due to environmental commitments in the Mono Basin and Owens Valley, Los Angeles exports less water through its LAA system. A highly successful water conservation program has kept water demands at levels seen in the 1970's despite an increase in population of nearly 1 million people in the City of Los Angeles. LADWP's commitment and investment in water use efficiency is a component of providing a sustainable water supply for Los Angeles.

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Page updated: May 20, 2014