The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), America’s largest municipal utility, requires technical environmental services and permitting assistance to maintain infrastructure to deliver 8,000 megawatts of electricity and over 200 billion gallons of water to more than 1.5 million customers in southern California.
Providing water and electricity to millions of consumers requires continuous repair, maintenance, and upgrades to hundreds of facilities; thousands of miles of electric transmission lines and water pipelines; as well as the planning and construction of new facilities.
ESA provides on-call environmental assessment, monitoring, and documentation services across a broad range of technical disciplines including CEQA review and compliance; environmental permitting; biological resources surveys, assessment, and monitoring; biological restoration; cultural resources surveys, evaluation, and monitoring; construction monitoring; and community outreach.
Since 2011, ESA’s team of experienced technical specialists and project managers have responded to over 140 task orders, including 14 CEQA projects, 34 biological resources projects, 35 cultural resources projects, and more than 30 compliance monitoring projects. ESA has consistently responded to and managed a high volume of work over several technical disciplines, further demonstrating the team’s expertise and capacity to support a wide range of projects including:
- Water pipeline construction
- Transmission line maintenance and repair
- Reservoir construction
- Roadway maintenance and construction
- Owens Lake Master Project
- Water quality sampling and monitoring
- Construction worker training
- Environmental remediation
- Electrical distribution stations
- Facility construction and improvements
- Water pumping stations
Across the spectrum of climate hazards the impacts of climate change will fall hardest on those who are historically over-burdened and most susceptible, including the elderly, infants and children; people and communities of color; and people living in poverty.