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Pasadena Water & Power

  • Major Projects

    Each year PWP carefully plans and budgets for infrastructure repairs and upgrades.  The following critical projects are expected to begin, or will be continuing, in 2014.

    Click the project title for more information about the project.


  • Icon Arroyo Seco Canyon Project

       At a Glance The Arroyo Seco watershed stretches from the San Gabriel Mountains to Downtown Los Angeles. The Arroyo Seco River now passes through the communities of Pasadena, Altadena, La Cañada Flintridge, South Pasadena, and Northeast Los Angeles. The Arroyo

    Icon Glenarm Repowering Project

    Pasadena Water and Power is in the process replacing an old generating unit with a more efficent combined cycle unit at the Glenarm Power Plant to further its commited to providing local and reliable electricity . Known as the Glenarm Power Plant Repowering Project, the retrofit will allow PWP to increase reliabilty and quick restoration in the event of a loss from one or more key resources. Using advanced combined cycle technology to replace inefficient generating units is a key component of PWP's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). 

    Icon Hill Ave Underground

    This project includes the undergrounding of the electrical system on Hill Ave. from Villa St. to Topeka St. (North City Limit). The undergrounding process improves system reliability and also enhances the aesthetic quality of an area by removing unsightly utility poles and overhead wires.


    Icon Outage Management System

    PWP has new and improved outage management systems in the works in order to provide even better customer service and communications during emergencies and water and power service interruptions. Click here to update for contact information for better service when reporting a water or power outage.


    Icon Recycled Water

    Pasadena's 2011 Water Integrated Resources Plan established a long term strategy to meet current and future water needs. PWP plans to enhance our water supply reliability by providing recycled water to our customers for landscape irrigation and industrial uses in the future.


    Icon Valley View Phase 2 Underground Expansion
    This project is a continuation of Valley View Phase 1 project, which is the underground expansion of the electrical system on Valley View at Startouch in upper Hastings Ranch Area. PWP is replacing the city’s 4kV distribution system with a higher-capacity 17kV system