LADWP’s Kittridge Water Tanks & Chatsworth Reservoir Support Woolsey Fire Response

DWP Crews are at the ready to assist if needed to further support fire response 

LOS ANGELES (November 10, 2018)- LADWP crews have been closely monitoring the Woolsey fire and have been coordinating closely with both LA County and LA City fire departments to assist as needed and support firefighting efforts.

Both LADWP’s Chatsworth Reservoir and two 10-million gallon Kittridge Tanks, located in West Hills, have been used to provide water to aerial helicopters battling the blaze and DWP crews at both facilities have been coordinating support operations closely with LAFD and LACoFD.

At this time, LADWP’s water and power systems have not been directly impacted by the fire, with water and power flow remaining strong across the City. If the fire moves into areas of the City served by DWP or adjoining areas where transmission lines are located , DWP crews could be asked to assist firefighting efforts by shutting off power to specific areas of affected neighborhoods, or by rerouting power to other transmission lines.

Our crews remain at the ready and our water reservoirs and tanks will continue to be available to support aerial firefighting and any other needs. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the residents and families impacted by this historic fire.

 

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