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Glendale Water & Power will be presenting its 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan to the GWP Commission and will be soliciting input from the public, other local and state agencies, and interested parties. The meeting will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chambers located inside City Hall (613 E Broadway).


PFAS in the News

Glendale Water & Power has been helping to clean-up the groundwater in the San Fernando Basin for almost 20 years as part of an EPA Superfund clean-up project called the Glendale Operable Unit. As part of the clean-up process a series of wells extract groundwater then send it to the Glendale Water Treatment Plant for clean-up to stringent drinking water standards. Various regulating agencies routinely ask GWP for assistance in monitoring remaining and new contaminants in the basin. Recently, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, requested that GWP perform additional sampling for PFAS in the wells used in the clean-up project prior to treatment. The treatment plant uses multiple technologies to clean-up the groundwater. One of the technologies is Granular Activated Carbon, or GAC for short, and this treatment technology removes PFAS and other contaminants. At the discharge from treatment plant, which is the point of compliance for drinking water standards and where the water enters the water system, PFOA and PFOS have not been detected. The Glendale Water Treatment Plant continues to be an important and successful project for maintaining and protecting Glendale’s local water supply.

The chemicals that Glendale is assisting the state in monitoring are PFOA and PFOS and so far here is what we’ve found:

 

 

PFOA (ng/L)

1st Quarter Test

2nd Quarter Test

3rd Quarter Test (pending)

4th Quarter Test (pending)

Sample Location

5/8/2019

9/18/2019

 

 

GS-1

23

21

 

 

GS-2

4.2

4.0

 

 

GS-3

ND

ND

 

 

GS-4

ND

ND

 

 

GS-5

2.4

ND

 

 

Glendale Water Treatment Plant

ND

ND

 

 

Grandview Blend*

ND

ND

 

 

 

 

PFOS (ng/L)

1st Quarter Test

2nd Quarter Test

3rd Quarter Test (pending)

4th Quarter Test (pending)

Sample Location

5/8/2019

9/18/2019

 

 

GS-1

33

25

 

 

GS-2

3.9

3.5

 

 

GS-3

ND

ND

 

 

GS-4

ND

ND

 

 

GS-5

ND

ND

 

 

Glendale Water Treatment Plant

ND

ND

 

 

Grandview Blend*

ND

ND

 

 

 
Notes:

PFOA - Perfluorooctanoic acid (NL: 5.1 ppt)
PFOS - Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (NL: 6.5 ppt)

* Compliance Point - Grandview Effluent where treatment plant water is blended and stored before being served as drinking water.

ng/L - (nanogram per liter which is equivalent to parts per trillion)
NL - Notification Level
ND - Not Detected

Click here to visit the EPA website and find out more about PFAS, and PFAS in the environment


Keep Mylar Balloons Away From Power Lines

GWP would like to remind you to hold on to mylar balloons and keep them from flying away. These balloons can get caught in power lines and cause significant damage to equipment as well as power outages for customers. Watch the video below to see what happens when mylar balloons fly into power lines.

Mylar Balloon Safety


 GWP Water Refunds

In May 2019, the Glendale City Council authorized a settlement to resolve two lawsuits involving the City’s water rates adopted in 2014. In December 2018, the California Court of Appeal found that the City’s water rates complied with Proposition 218 on 3 of the 4 issues contested in the appeal, and the settlement agreement resolves this remaining issue, as well as another issue that was not appealed. Under the settlement, the City will provide credits on the water utility bills for existing Single Family Residential and Multi Family Residential water customers who used water in the highest tiers (Tier 4 for Single Family and Tier 2 for Multi Family) from October 20, 2016 – June 30, 2018. The amount of the credit will be $0.52/Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF) for Single Family customers who used water in Tier 4 and $0.05/HCF for Multi Family customers who used water in Tier 2 for the stated period. For those who used water in these highest tiers during the stated period, but are no longer GWP customers, the City will make refunds available.

Existing GWP water customers who qualify for the credits do not need to do anything to receive the credit on their utility bill. Credits will be applied to utility bills beginning on August 1, 2019. Former customers who no longer have an active GWP water account but used water in the highest tiers during the stated period as described above may receive a refund for the amount of the credit.

If you are not an existing GWP water customer and believe you may be eligible to receive a refund, click here to access the online Request For Refund form.


Purchase Discounted Energy and Water Efficient Products through GWP's Online Marketplace 

Check out Glendale Water & Power’s Marketplace which offers online shopping for energy and water efficient products at discounted prices! Browse through and purchase a variety of different lighting fixtures, smart thermostats, water fixtures, and more that will help you save money and use water and energy wisely. Receive $100 off Smart Thermostats, including the Nest thermostat and for a limited time FREE SHIPPING on all orders. All of the efficiency products include a GWP instant rebate.

Click here to start shopping on GWP's Marketplace.


Receive a FREE Smart Thermostat and In-Home Display!

Display and Thermostat pic

Enroll in Glendale Water & Power's In-Home Display and Thermostat Program to receive a Smart Thermostat and real-time energy and water display. Eligible customers will receive the CEIVA Homeview display, smart thermostat, and installation at no cost! Now you can control your thermostat and monitor your home's energy and water use from anywhere, and save money in the process. Click here to sign up for GWP's In-Home Display & Thermostat Program.


Download GWP's Mobile My Connect App!

GWP Mobile My Connect is an interactive app that helps customers better manage their energy and water use on their smartphone, tablet or computer. Download the app today to view and pay your bills, see near real-time water and electric usage, set budget goals, submit services requests, report outages, send messages to GWP, and access solar panel and electric vehicle information. The app is available through the App Store or Google Play. Click here for more information & to download GWP's Mobile My Connect app. Watch the video below to learn more.

GWP Mobile My Connect App