Glendale Water & Power

Join us at Utility Day 

Glendale Water & Power is hosting Utility Day at its Utility Operations Center (UOC) on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The UOC is located at 800 Air Way, Glendale 91201. Once a year, GWP  opens its doors to the residents of Glendale to show how the power plant operates, how GWP provides reliable electric and water service, and to showcase the different departments and their functions. Residents can tour the power plant, meet staff, and learn about how their water and power gets to their homes. Employees representing the different departments within the utility will have information booths and demonstrations set-up. Two public tours of the power plant and surrounding facilities will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Free food and refreshments will be available at noon until they last. Parking is available on Air Way and Flower Street. The entrance to the UOC is on Air Way at Gate C. 

Due to the Utility Day events our call center and payment counters will be closed from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 23.  All calls will be routed to a voicemail system. Customers that leave a message will receive a response by 5:00 p.m. that day.

Glendale Is Now In Mandatory Water Conservation

Customers Can Only Water Landscapes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for 10 minutes at each watering station.

California is in a serious water shortage. Reservoir levels are low and all Californians need to conserve as much water as possible both indoors and outdoors. Learn more about the water shortage and what you can do to save water. Click here.

Anonymously report water waste by calling GWP’s water waster hotline at (818) 550-4426 or submit an online form.  

Turf Replacement Program


Provides $2.00 per square foot for replacing your grass with CA Native Plants. Click here for more information.

Celebrating 100 Years of Reliable Water Service, 1914 - 2014.

When Glendale was incorporated in 1906, there were at least 14 private water companies operating in the general area. By 1913, amid citizen complaints about water service and pollution, the city placed a $248,000 bond issue before voters to provide funds to purchase and improve the system to serve a city of 14,000.

The bond measure passed, and the municipal water system began operation in 1914. As Glendale grew by annexation, other water companies were purchased and added to the system. During its first five years of operation, the municipal water system relied almost entirely upon water flowing by gravity from Verdugo Canyon. As the city expanded, the utility turned to local groundwater wells to meet additional needs.


As the decades passed, GWP also made significant improvements to our water storage and distribution system, and in 2008 identified all capital improvement projects necessary to further improve the system over the next 20 years. We make water quality our highest priority, and meet or exceed all standards to ensure the safety of water served to our customers.

Glendale Water & Power's one hundred years of reliable service was recognized by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, September 30 with the Mayor's Proclamation and a plaque from the American Water Works Association. Stop by the GWP offices at 141 N. Glendale Ave., and see the historical water section display in the Perkin's building lobby on the 1st floor.




Metropolitan Water District’s public service announcements about saving water





Learn About The High Quality Water We Deliver to You


What You Need To Know About Utility Fraud Calls

Utility fraud calls and visits can be convincing. Don’t fall victim to these types of scams. Know GWP’s procedures. If you have a suspicion always call GWP (818) 548-3300.

Your safety and security is our priority. Click here for more information.