MEDIA ADVISORY: LADWP Installs Longest Earthquake Resilient Pipeline in the Nation

Infrastructure Project in Northeast San Fernando Valley to Improve Water Reliability and Quality

WHAT:
Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Councilmembers Monica Rodriquez and Nury Martinez join the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to visit the construction site of the longest, large-diameter earthquake resistant pipeline project in the nation — adding four miles of LADWP pipe that transports water over the San Fernando Fault in Sylmar to residents in the Sunland/Tujunga area of the Valley.

The project is part of LADWP’s commitment to meet the Mayor’s goal to install a total of 14 miles of earthquake-resistant ductile iron pipeline by 2020 to ensure Angelenos have access to water in the event of a major earthquake. To date, LADWP has installed roughly four miles of  earthquake resistant pipe throughout the City, with six additional miles currently under construction — putting the LADWP on track to meet the 2020 target.

WHEN:
Monday, October 15, 2018
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM

WHERE:
Foothill Trunk Line Work Area
Near 13394 Foothill Blvd.
Sylmar, CA 91342

MEDIA PARKING:
13267 Foothill Blvd., entrance from Harding Street

WHO:
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
Council Member Monica Rodriguez
Council Member Nury Martinez
LADWP General Manager David Wright

PHOTO OPP/VISUALS
Installation of 54-inch pipe
Tour of the work area site and trench

ATTIRE:
Due to this being an active construction site, please wear sturdy shoes.
A vest and hard hat will be provided.

CONTACT:
LADWP
Dawn Cotterell
213-841-8269
Dawn.cotterell@ladwp.com

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