The LADWP today encouraged residents of Eagle Rock and Echo Park to watch their water use in the coming months as two reservoirs that serve the communities will be taken offline for construction projects.
The agency said that it does not expect the projects at the Eagle Rock and Solano reservoirs to “affect the availability of water.” But the water distribution system “will definitely be stretched to its limits for the next two months,” prompting the agency to encourage water conservation at a time when consumption usually picks up as temperatures rise.
“We have taken every step to do this work with little to no impacts to Northeast LA, primarily serviced by Eagle Rock Reservoir, and parts of Downtown LA and Echo Park served by Solano,” said Marty Adams, LADWP Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System, in a statement. “However, the distribution system will definitely be stretched to its limits for the next two months, as some of the redundancy built into the system will be reduced as work is underway.”
The work being done involves replacing key valves at Eagle Rock Reservoir, located north of the 134 Freeway, as LADWP prepares to replace its cover and replacing the liner in the Solano Reservoir, which sits near Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park. In addition to supplying water to Eagle Rock and Echo Park, the reservoirs also serve portions of Downtown L.A., Highland Park
In order to offset the temporary loss of water from the Eagle Rock Reservoir, the agency will temporarily change the flow of water across Northeast L.A. by tapping into water from the L.A. Reservoir in Granada Hills, according to LADWP spokesman Albert Rodriguez.