Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Department of Water and Power officials asked water customers in downtown and northeast Los Angeles Thursday to conserve water for the next two months while the Eagle Rock and Solano reservoirs undergo repairs.

The Eagle Rock Reservoir, which serves northeast Los Angeles, is getting new valves in preparation for a new cover, and a liner is being installed at the Solano Reservoir, which serves areas near Dodger Stadium, such as Echo Park, and parts of downtown Los Angeles.

The work will put a strain on the amount of water that will be available for the area, DWP officials said.

“We are making these short-term operational changes to our system to make sure we can safely work on key infrastructure repairs in Eagle Rock and Solano while maintaining dependable water service for our customers,” said Marty Adams, LADWP Senior Assistant General Manager of the water system.

The utility is taking steps to make sure the work will not affect service in these areas, Adams said, but “the distribution system will definitely be stretched to its limits for the next two months.”

“We continue to urge Angelenos to conserve water as part of Mayor Garcetti’s goal of reducing citywide water consumption by 20 percent,” he said.

City News Service

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