LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer Marty Adams and Commissioner George McGraw joined Mayor Karen Bass on December 4 at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, showcasing great strides in creating a new sustainable, drought-resistant water resource for Los Angeles.
LADWP is partnering with the City of LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN) on the Groundwater Replenishment Program, which involves designing a new Advanced Water Purification Facility at the Tillman plant. One of the largest recycled water projects in the state, the new facility is expected to break ground next year and will purify 100% of the available wastewater from the plant, producing up to 21,000 acre-feet per year of purified recycled water. That's enough water to serve more than 250,000 Angelenos. The purified recycled water will be first distributed to nearby spreading grounds to help replenish the San Fernando Groundwater basin, and ultimately be pumped up and added to the City of LA's drinking water system.
The Groundwater Replenishment Program is key to helping the city meet its water sustainability goals through the development of a new local, drought-resilient water supply. The Program will help provide a new sustainable source of local drinking water and improve the overall health of the San Fernando Groundwater Basin.