LA district renews reuse plant contract with United Water
Los Angeles West Basin Municipal Water District has renewed its contract with United water for the next five years to operate and maintain the Edward C Little Water Recycling Plant including four satellite plants.Together the facilities represent the largest water recycling activity in their category in the United States; they are also the only facilities in the world that can produce five different grades of recycled water.
"Recycling is a key element of our Water Reliability 2020 program, aimed at providing the Los Angeles coastal area with locally controlled, sustainable and reliable water resources," said Carol W Kwan, chairwoman of the West Basin Board of Directors. "Our partnership with United Water has allowed us to continue expanding our water recycling program and provided high-quality water to our communities."
The Edward C Little facility produces over 40 MGD (150,000 m³/d) for industrial and other uses. The plant produces approximately 12 MGD (45,000 m³/d) of highly purified indirect drinking water for use in a seawater intrusion barrier water that protects local groundwater and also augments groundwater supplies.