This past Monday, LADWP gave a rare tour of the Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir to Councilmember Paul Koretz, Bel-Air Association's Maureen Levinson, Leslie Weisberg and Dr. Linda Whitford, as well as representatives from the Bel-Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council and Bel Air Hills Association (formerly Roscomare Valley Association).
The tour was a chance for LADWP to show the scope of the project as well as the environmental and community impact mitigations that LADWP worked diligently on over the past few months with community leaders.
The hard work has paid off with a reduction in scope with regard to grading - all grading will be on-site and truck trips have been reduced 60-70%; the planting of trees and other indigenous plants; and construction vehicles for the project will be only use the 405 and Mulholland Drive. Construction vehicles will only be allowed to make right-hand turns into the site from Mulholland, and there will be flagmen posted for flow of traffic. Construction vehicles for this project will not use Roscomare Drive, Beverly Glen or Benedict Canyon. The improvement project will be on the upper reservoir only — and not the lower reservoir.
The project is necessary in order to conform with Federal EPA Water Quality regulations. The Upper Stone Canyon Reservoir will be going through an estimated 24-month construction for the mandated improvements. Groundbreaking for the renovation is expected in July.
For more information regarding scope of project and project schedule, please click here for a link to see the LADWP’s powerpoint presentation.
The Bel-Air Association will publish information updates on this project throughout the construction process.
For the project's fact sheet, click here.