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DWP Wait Times Improve; Officials ‘Working Out’ Billing, Meter Issues

Customers with the Department of Water & Power can expect shorter wait times while calling about billing issues even as the utility continues to work toward improved services, officials said Wednesday.

03/05/2014

The City Council unanimously approved former Anaheim city manager Marcie Edwards as the new DWP General Manager in February. (credit: CBS)

City Council Unanimously Picks New LADWP General Manager

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a new general manager to lead the Department of Water and Power, which is plagued by costly computer problems and questions about missing money.

02/21/2014

(credit: CBS)

Study: Nearly 1 In 4 Edison Utility Poles Overloaded

Nearly a quarter of the Southern California Edison utility poles checked in a study were overloaded and didn’t meet safety requirements.

08/19/2013

(CBS)

Police Warn Customers Of LADWP Utility Scam

Police warned millions of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers Wednesday of a scam involving their utility bills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/06/2013

(credit: CBS)

Regulators OK Rate Hike For Edison Customers

Customers of Southern California Edison can expect a bigger bill in the mail this winter.

11/30/2012

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Gas Co. Union To Customers: Don’t Pay Your Bills If We Strike

Disgruntled workers for one of the Southland’s biggest utilities signaled Thursday they could be ready to go on strike — and they want local customers to stand with them.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/29/2011

(CBS)

KFWB On Your Corner: Burbank Water & Power

Burbank has its own water and power utility that strives to be a leader in green technology and the kind of technology that feeds entertainment companies that are hungry to compete in the digital age.

09/16/2011

A screenshot of the fake website set up by the Central Basin Water District. (CBS)

Report: LA Utility Paid $200K In Public Funds To Boost Google Results

A newly-published report shows officials from the Central Basin Municipal Water District used public funds to buy positive press coverage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/14/2011

Feds: Utilities May Face $1M-A-Day Fines For SoCal Power Outage

Federal officials on Friday began their investigation of state utility practices in the wake of a disruption that left millions without power.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/09/2011

(CBS)

DWP Looking To Hike Utility Rates

The Department of Water and Power wants to hike Los Angeles utility rates 5 percent, an average $19 over the next three years.

06/15/2011

(CBS)

LADWP To Cut Its Budget By More Than $400M

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is cutting its budget more than $400 million by imposing a hiring freeze, reducing nonessential training and eliminating take-home vehicles for executives.

04/06/2011