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L.A's water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated
L.A.'s water ruler, DWP chief Marcie Edwards, on keeping the city hydrated

The Department of Water and Power began 107 years ago, after Los Angeles bought back the civic water system from a group of privateers. Like its top man, William Mulholland, who began as a ditch-digger, the new DWP chief, Marcie Edwards, also started at the bottom, as a clerk. Now she's running the nation's largest city-owned water and power agency. Despite an epochal drought, and an aging water system, Edwards insists the DWP performs better than most utilities when it comes to policy and services. The agency, and its customers, she says, can do what's necessary to keep the city hydrated. Has DWP changed its infrastructure plans after the Sunset Boulevard break? People...

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