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Putting the 'Lake' Back into Silver Lake

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Beginning this morning, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was scheduled to begin filling the Silver Lake Reservoir back up with water. Six months ago it was taken out of service and later drained after unusually high levels of bromate were found, according to KNBC. The chemical compound is only cancer inducing if a person drank two liters of it every day for 70 years.

After 15 to 20 days, 795-million gallons of water will once again bless the Silver Lake community. The reservoir water serves 600,000 residents in central and South LA.

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-- Photos of the empty reservoir
-- Make the lake smaller, build a park
-- Neighborhood Project: Silver Lake