The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has completed a major water system reliability project located in Benedict Canyon in under five months, well ahead of schedule, thanks to a well-coordinated effort involving LADWP Water System staff working in partnership with the office of Hon. Councilmember Paul Koretz (5th Council District) and other city agencies.
The Benedict Canyon Water Pipeline Replacement which began on May 1, replaced 5,200 feet of pipeline that had been originally installed in the 1960s with new 12-inch steel pipeline along Benedict Canyon Drive, south of Mulholland Drive to Hutton Drive, as well as a new 8-inch steel pipeline along Liebe Drive. Four new fire hydrants were also installed.
The cost savings of completing the project early is estimated at $1.8 million.