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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Los Angeles Aqueduct Centennial 2013

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On November 5, 2013, the City of Los Angeles celebrated the centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. For a century, Chief Engineer William Mulholland's great engineering achievement has brought water to Los Angeles from the Owens Valley, 233 miles to the north.

Today, the LA Aqueduct is the crown jewel of our water system that supplies 600 million gallons of drinking water to Los Angeles each day. The city has since grown from a pueblo to one of the largest international business hubs in the world, a thriving metropolis and home to 4 million people.

Currently, LADWP is leading an effort to rebuild its local water supplies and reduce reliance on imported water. But the importance of the LA Aqueduct will remain and we celebrate its enduring legacy that helped Los Angeles grow to become the second largest city in the U.S. Show less
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