Recycled water pipeline to bring sustainable water supply to City

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South Gardena Recycled Water Pipeline Project Breaks Ground. Taking part (in no particular order) are West Basin Director Donald L. Dear, Division V; Director Harold Williams, Division I; Director Gloria Gray, Division II; Director Scott Houston, Division IV; Gardena Councilmember Dan Medina; Gardena Councilmember Tasha Cerda; Gardena City Manager Mitchell Lansdell; Golden State Water Company General Manager Kate Nutting; Director of Infrastructure for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Ted Barda

Representatives from West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) and the City of Gardena celebrated the commencement of the South Gardena Recycled Water Pipeline Project construction during a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 21 at Arthur Johnson Memorial Park. The joint project between West Basin, the City of Gardena and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will expand a recycled water system that will help the local region reduce its dependence on imported water and enhance its resilience to an increasingly dry climate.

Representatives from West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) and the City of Gardena celebrated the commencement of the South Gardena Recycled Water Pipeline Project construction during a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 21 at Arthur Johnson Memorial Park. The joint project between West Basin, the City of Gardena and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will expand a recycled water system that will help the local region reduce its dependence on imported water and enhance its resilience to an increasingly dry climate.

“West Basin’s water recycling program has been treating and purifying wastewater since 1995,” said West Basin Director Donald L. Dear, who represents the Division 5 cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale and unincorporated areas of El Camino Village. “It is important that we continue to expand our recycled water network to provide this sustainable water supply to our communities. We are grateful for this partnership with City of Gardena, LADWP, and the California Department of Water Resources to make this expansion possible.”

Upon its completion, the pipeline will deliver approximately 105 acre-feet of recycled water to Arthur Lee Johnson Memorial Park, Gardena High School and Roosevelt Memorial Park each year, saving up to 95,040 gallons of potable water per day.

Gardena Councilmember Dan Medina stated, “By bringing West Basin’s recycled water to the City of Gardena, we will be in a better position to meet and exceed our water conservation goals during this continued and serious drought, and beyond. I’ve been a strong supporter of this project since its inception and will continue to support recycled water to irrigate facilities in our city.”

Recycled water pipeline to bring sustainable water supply to City