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Who We Are

Providing clean, reliable water and power and excellent customer service in a safe, environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner.

Our Service and History

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, was established more than 100 years ago to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 4 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles.

LADWP provides its 681,000 water customers and 1.4 million electric customers with quality service at competitive prices.

Executive Management

As a revenue-producing proprietary department, the LADWP transfers a portion of its annual estimated electric revenues to the City of Los Angeles general fund. LADWP's operations are financed solely by the sale of water and electric services. Capital funds are raised through the sale of bonds. No tax support is received.

A five-member Board of Water and Power Commissioners establishes policy for the LADWP. The Board members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for five-year terms.

Join Our Team

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is an excellent place to work with competitive pay, excellent benefits and many opportunities for professional and personal growth. Join our team in a position that helps sustain critical services to the city of Los Angeles.

2023-2026 Strategic Plan

To address the changing needs of our customers and the challenges facing the water and power industries, LADWP has developed the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan with an updated mission statement and a core strategy for achieving measurable objectives with specific goals over the next three years. The plan is informed by a thorough analysis of the threats and opportunities presented to the Department by the environment in which we operate as well as our internal strengths and limitations.

Elements of the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan include a business definition, a strategic mission statement that is both quantitative and qualitative, a core strategy, and a series of key result areas including Markets, Products & Services, Resources, Operational Systems, Management Systems, Financial Results Management, and External Relations. A separate Culture Management Plan is under development. For each key result area, the plan identifies objectives with measurable goals, responsible staff and dates for completion.