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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Water Supply Inspection and Maintenance Advisory: Activities Scheduled to Take Place from Monday, January 6 through Wednesday, January 15

Post Date:January 06, 2020 2:29 PM

Water InspectionThe City of West Hollywood is getting the word out about planned inspection and maintenance of water supply infrastructure by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWDSC). As part of efforts to ensure the water distribution system continues to deliver reliable water supplies, MWDSC will coordinate a ten-day project to dewater, inspect, and maintain the major water pipeline running under Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood in three locations between La Cienega Boulevard and N. Harper Avenue.

Work will commence on Monday, January 6, 2020 and continue intermittently through Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Traffic control may be implemented during pipeline inspections and westbound traffic lanes on Sunset Boulevard may be impacted during maintenance work from Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to Friday, January 10, 2020. Motorists are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes in anticipation of potential delays.

Parking will be temporarily limited at locations impacted by maintenance work; temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted 72 hours in advance in the affected work areas.

Specific locations include:

  • Sunset Boulevard east of La Cienega Boulevard;
  • Sunset Boulevard west of N. Sweetzer Avenue; and
  • Sunset Boulevard west of N. Harper Avenue.

One of the biggest challenges in ensuring reliable water deliveries in Southern California is the need to routinely repair and upgrade existing pipelines and associated facilities, some of which are more than 60 years old. To meet that responsibility, MWDSC temporarily takes parts of its delivery system out of service to conduct inspections and perform maintenance and upgrades with the least impact on consumers. Water supply to homes and businesses will not be affected.

To safely gain access to many of these facilities, Metropolitan must halt the flow of water temporarily and allow the pipeline to empty. In some areas, particularly low points in the system, this water must be pumped out. Metropolitan makes every effort to minimize the amount of water that is discharged. When feasible, the water that is pumped out is discharged into facilities that replenish watersheds and local groundwater supplies. In some isolated situations, however, some of the water is not able to be captured.

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For more information about this project, please call Rupam Soni, Metropolitan Water District Principal Public Affairs Representative, at (213) 217-7262 or For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at
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