The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, was established more than 100 years ago to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 3.8 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles.


LADWP provides its 674,000 water customers and 1.4 million electric customers with quality service while keeping rates lower than other utilities.


LADWP's operations are financed solely by the sale of water and electric services. Capital funds are raised through the sale of bonds. No tax support is received.




    LADWP was established in 1909 and has been an integral part of the history of the City of Los Angeles.


    LADWP’s more than 9,000 employees reflect the spirit of an agency that has had its share of pioneers, visionaries, civic leaders and heroes in its first 100 years.  


    The Board of Water and Power Commissioners meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 11:00 a.m. Regular meeting agendas are available to the public at least 72 hours before the Board meets.

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LADWP is committed to delivering reliable water and power service at competitive rates to the residents and businesses of Los Angeles. LADWP’s goals and investment priorities have been aligned with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s goals for a safer city, a prosperous city, a livable and sustainable city and a well-run city government. The Mayor has called on LADWP to become the most efficient and transparent municipal utility in the country and a leader in environmental stewardship. LADWP is committed to restoring pride and trust among our customers and stakeholders.


Serving Our Communities

LADWP engages with the communities we serve by providing liaisons and direct communications with neighborhood councils, hosting and participating in community events, providing educational water and power exhibits for large events, and by partnering with many stakeholder groups, City Departments, and other agencies. Here are a few examples of how LADWP supports L.A. communities, economic development, and education:

  • Community Partnership grant funding
  • Grants for educational outreach to promote water and power conservation
  • Annual Science Bowl
  • Teacher training in energy and water topics affecting the city
  • Solar and energy efficiency programs that foster green jobs
  • Job recruitment in economically disadvantaged areas
  • Developing a water and energy tech incubator for new businesses