Mar Vista Community Council
DOWN THE DRAIN, AND THEN WHAT?Posted on 07/20/14
Visit The Green Tent this Sunday to learn about water recycling and other local water supplies for Los Angeles from LADWP water experts. They'll also have free giveaways that will help you conserve water and save money. Stakeholders of all ages are welcome!
The City of Los Angeles is developing a project to replenish the San Fernando groundwater basin with up to 30,000 acre-feet per year of purified recycled water. The groundwater replenishment advanced water purification facilities will produce extremely high quality water at lower costs, using less energy and generating fewer greenhouse gases than water purchased from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Los Angeles has long relied on water imported from hundreds of miles away to support its water demands. The City’s water supply comes from:
- Imported water from Owens Valley and Mono Lake Basin
- Purchased water from the MWD, which is imported from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and the Colorado River
- Several local water sources including groundwater, captured stormwater, and recycled water. These are safe, more reliable, and more drought tolerant than imported water supplies.
The City is planning Los Angeles’ water future in order to increase reliability. By increasing our local water supplies, in part through replenishing groundwater supplies, we can reduce our dependence on imported water. The City obtained input from stakeholders during this planning and will continue to seek input as projects are implemented. Stop by and find out more.