Last Wednesday, more than 30 employees boarded a bus in La Verne and participated in the first employee tour of Metropolitan’s newest facility – the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center.
The Center, located in Carson, is a 500,000 gallon-per-day demonstration facility that will provide information and data to inform future board decisions about a full-scale recycled water program.
“Like many others at Metropolitan, I worked on this project and it was rewarding to see the completed facility,” explained
of the Administrative Services section. “I’m looking forward to coming back with my family for a public tour.”
Employees from IT, Real Property, Administrative Services, the CFO’s office, Engineering Services and WSO visited the site. They first saw the facility’s new Learning Center and then went on a tour led by
from the Water Quality Section. “I’ve been working on this demonstration facility since it was only a concept,” said
. “It is incredible to see it all come together and to now have the chance to show it to my colleagues.”
The tour focuses on the facility’s innovative three-step purification process, testing and monitoring plan, and a potential full-scale advanced water treatment plant.
More than 300 employees signed up for the first round of tours. Additional trips will be scheduled to accommodate those not able to attend these initial visits.
Starting this summer, tours will also be available to the public. Visitors ages 10 and up will be welcome to visit the demonstration facility.
More information about the facility is available