Orange County’s In-Depth Process of Water Filtration

Jun 21

Orange County’s In-Depth Process of Water Filtration

The Groundwater Replenishment System (GWR) is located in Orange County and receives secondary treated sewer water for further treatment. H2O at the existing plant is treated using advanced techniques consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis (RO) and ultraviolet disinfection with hydrogen peroxide. The source, which is secondary treated sewer water, is first...

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The Los Angeles River and Storm Channels

May 10

The Los Angeles River and Storm Channels

Los Angeles’s entire urban and suburban drainage infrastructure is engineered to capture and send storm water into the river rapidly, and then on to the Pacific. Nearly two-thirds of the city is paved, meaning water that might otherwise soak into the ground runs down streets, driveways and sidewalks and into sewers. Along the way, it picks up pollutants before...

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LA Gets Creative with Repurposed Water

Mar 07

LA Gets Creative with Repurposed Water

During a drought it is crucial to find means to conserve water.  The city of Los Angeles is being commended for doing just that in a unique and innovative way.  The conservation initiative began with swimming pools. The task involved the use of leftover water that remained at McCambridge Pool and Recreation Center.  With water to be reused after draining the...

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Turf Replacement Initiative Offers Incentives for Homeowners

Feb 08

Turf Replacement Initiative Offers Incentives for Homeowners

The Department of Water Resources has an innovative solution for water conservation in Los Angeles.  It is a rebate program incentive for homeowners who remove turf and replace it with landscapes that require little water. This is in support of the State’s drought response. The $24 million program budget is expected to support the conversion of more than 10...

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Laurel Canyon Boulevard Infrastructure Investment

Jan 13

Laurel Canyon Boulevard Infrastructure Investment

In an effort to decrease localized flooding during rainstorms, Los Angeles initiated a project which consists of a series of vegetated infiltration swales and dry wells along Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The design will capture and infiltrate storm water runoff into the San Fernando Groundwater Basin. This project will also improve curbs, gutters, and sidewalks.  During...

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Los Angeles Bike Share and Compost Initiatives

Dec 18

Los Angeles Bike Share and Compost Initiatives

While other cities within California have already initiated a clever Bike Share program, Los Angeles is just getting going with this creative idea. This is intended to begin as a pilot program with a 1000 bike capacity. By spring or summer of 2016, Downtown could have access to about even more than 1,000 bike share bicycles at 65 stations. Bikes will be available at...

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Evaluation Process for Sewer Capacity in L.A.

Dec 04

Evaluation Process for Sewer Capacity in L.A.

The City of Los Angeles owns and operates one of the largest wastewater collection systems in the country. It is made up of 6,700 miles of public sewers that serves over four million residents and 29 contract agencies. As the City continues to grow and develop, a sewer capacity review process was created to ensure that no future developments will risk overtaxing the...

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