How and When Reservoir Will Be Refilled: Meeting on September 20

At a packed community meeting on June 30, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) pledged – again – to refill the iconic Silver Lake Reservoir. But that commitment is just the first step in this complex and hotly debated community issue. Step two involves deciding exactly how and when the reservoir will be refilled.

To answer that question, Councilmembers David Ryu of the Fourth Council District and Mitch O’Farrell of the 13th Council District, in conjunction with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), have announced the next community meeting regarding the Reservoir Complex. According to CD4 Neighborhood Advocate Adam Miller, LADWP will provide a reservoir construction update and discuss specific options for restoring water to the reservoir. Miller said there would be a third meeting to discuss improvement options after the reservoir is filled.

Anne-Marie Johnson, co-chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, noted the debate about the future of the reservoir has been stressful for the community and reminded residents and stakeholders of the importance of the meeting on September 20. “Only step one of this process has been accomplished. It is crucial to stay involved and ask questions.” Silver Lake Reservoir Community Meeting Tuesday, September 20 
 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
 John Marshall High School Auditorium 3939 Tracy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027 
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