Water, Water Everywhere


In the past two years, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has spent $1 million trying to convince residents their tap water is not only safe to drink but high quality as well. In that same period, the DWP also spent $88,900 on bottled water. DWP officials say that at least some of that water was handed out at community events or in places where water service had been interrupted, but critics note the agency bottles its own water that can be used for those purposes.