Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does the Department of Public Works provide water and power services? If so, in which areas?

The Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts is one of approximately 200 water purveyors in the county. We provide water service to approximately 59,000 customers throughout the County via five County Waterworks Districts as follows:
We serve the City of Lancaster, portions of the City of Palmdale and other communities in the Antelope Valley (about 48,000 connections); The Acton area (about 1300 connections); The Valverde area (northwest of Magic Mountain with about 1300 connections); Kagel Canyon (about 270 customers in the northern San Fernando Valley); The City of Malibu and portions of Topanga Canyon (about 8400 connections). We also provide water service to about 300 customers in the Marina del Rey area.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works does not provide electric power service. Most of the residents of Los Angeles County receive electric power from the Southern California Edison. The cities of Los Angeles, Azusa, Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale have their own water and power service.