Los Angeles DWP considers releasing names of big water users

Oct 26, 2015 2:50 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is considering changes to its water conservation ordinance that would impose fines for heavy water use and make the names of those using water excessively public.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Public Records Act does not permit water agencies to release customer information on usage unless the customer has used the utility in a way that does not match usage policies. Los Angeles City Council members have been pushing for major water consumers to be identified.

The East Bay Municipal Utility District released the names and consumption rates of heavy users last week, pointing fingers at Oakland Athletics executive Billy Beane and a retired Chevron Oil executive, among others.

DWP officials say their customers deserve privacy.


Information from: Los Angeles Times

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Most Popular