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5 things to know about the LADWP reform plan

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| A new ballot measure asks voters to approve proposed changes to the LADWP. See what might be in store for the nation's largest public utility.

City Council ponders more autonomy for LADWP

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Would proposed changes to the L.A. Department of Water and Power's governing board make for a leaner, meaner utility or more bureaucracy?

Drought: Metropolitan Water District may reveal rebate recipients

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A new dispute between the Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District over the privacy of rebate information points up a growing interest in water-related data.

Drought: California offers you a new way to snitch on water wasters

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Around 29,000 Californians reported water waste in May; now, the State Water Resources Control Board is trying to make snitching even easier.

Drought: 4 things to watch in June's water use report

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On Thursday, state water regulators will make public how much water city dwellers used in June. We offer 4 things to watch out for in their report.

UCLA flood: Welders fixed Sunset Blvd. pipe break with string, math and mud

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L.A. DWP welders used old-school math and measurements taken with string to fabricate replacement parts for a massive broken pipe for which no blueprints existed.

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UCLA flood takes a toll on LADWP's image and rate hike bid

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The flood highlights DWP's case to raise water prices to pay for proactive pipe replacement, but it also raise questions about the utility's repair priorities.

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DWP, drought decide Chatsworth pond fate, to locals' dismay

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The pond is the latest victim of a changing balance established by local water managers between saving wildlife and saving water.

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