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

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

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.

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

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

13267 Foothill Blvd., entrance from Harding Street

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

Installation of 54-inch pipe
Tour of the work area site and trench

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

Dawn Cotterell