Traci Park’s Council District 11 Newsletter Highlights Sustainability Goals
By Dolores Quintana
According to Council District 11 Los Angeles City Councilmember Traci Park’s newest email newsletter, Brentwood’s plumbing system will receive some much-needed replacement of pipes in Brentwood Heights.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is set to initiate a project to replace century-old water pipes along Firth, Saltair, Crescenda, and Barrington Avenues in Brentwood. The email states that this crucial step aligns with Park’s commitment to sustainability and conservation goals.
The councilperson asks for local residents’ patience as the DWP begins on these essential Better 11 infrastructure improvements and said, “Rest assured that local and driveway access will remain unaffected, and we are dedicated to minimizing any disruptions to water services during this upgrade. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work towards a more sustainable and reliable water infrastructure for Brentwood.”
Pipes in Los Angeles do need to be replaced, as a USC professor stated in 2014. Lucio Soibelman, a professor at USC’s School of Engineering, said, as quoted by CBS Los Angeles, “Los Angeles has around 20 percent of the network more than 100 years old. So those pipes, have a life cycle of 100 years. So 20 percent of the network is vulnerable.”
The same article notes a water main break in Westwood the same week the article was published and a 2009 water main break in Studio City which flooded businesses and homes alike.