MEDIA ADVISORY: Benedict Canyon Water Pipeline Replacement Project Finishes Months ahead of Schedule

WHAT:
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has completed a major water system reliability project located in Benedict Canyon in under five months, well ahead of schedule, thanks to a well-coordinated effort involving LADWP Water System staff working in partnership with the office of Hon. Councilmember Paul Koretz (5th Council District) and other city agencies.

The Benedict Canyon Water Pipeline Replacement which began on May 1, replaced 5,200 feet of pipeline that had been originally installed in the 1960s with new 12-inch steel pipeline along Benedict Canyon Drive, south of Mulholland Drive to Hutton Drive, as well as a new 8-inch steel pipeline along Liebe Drive. Four new fire hydrants were also installed.

The cost savings of completing the project early is estimated at $1.8 million.

WHEN:
Monday, September 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

WHERE:
On south side of Mulholland Drive at Clerendon Road, across from
LAFD Fire Station 99.

LAFD Station 99 address:
14145 Mulholland Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

PARKING:
Limited unrestricted parking available on side streets

WHO:
Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD 5)
LADWP Chief Operating Officer Marty Adams
Nikie Miner, Resident

VISUALS:
Traffic moving through Benedict Canyon Blvd corridor
Posters showing construction process
A dozen LADWP crew members who worked on the project

CONTACT:
5th Council District
Alison Simard
(213) 505-7567 (c)

LADWP
Ellen Cheng
(213) 367-4141 (o)
ellen.cheng@ladwp.com

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