CARSON, Calif. – Recycled water leaders from across the state gathered today in a virtual setting to honor the Dominguez Technology Center in Carson, CA for partnering on a project with West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) and other local agencies to convert its landscape irrigation system to use recycled water. The 300-acre industrial park, located adjacent to California State University, Dominguez Hills, uses locally-produced, recycled water from West Basin to irrigate the property’s sizable landscape, saving more than 40 million gallons of drinking water per year.
West Basin, a provider of drinking and recycled water supplies for nearly 1 million people in coastal Los Angeles County, nominated Dominguez Technology Center for the Recycled Water Customer of the Year Award. The award recognizes innovative organizations who have advanced the use and acceptance of recycled water. The annual award is given out by WateReuse California. West Basin Board Vice President, Harold C. Williams, accepted this year’s award on behalf of all the project partners.
“This was a great example of local public and private partners coming together to build a project that provides significant benefits to the local area, and helps to expand water supply reliability throughout the region,” said Mr. Williams. “We are excited for this project to serve as a model for other agencies that are seeking innovative ways to expand their recycled water footprints.”
With the project complete, West Basin now delivers more than 40 million gallons of recycled water per year to 36 different landscape irrigation sites located within the business park’s campus, saving enough drinking water annually to serve more than 400 single-family households. In addition to partnering with property owners Watson Land Company and Carson Companies, West Basin worked closely with private water purveyor California Water Service – which owns the recycled water distribution pipeline within the site – to provide the campus with recycled water.
West Basin Municipal Water District is a wholesale water agency that serves nearly one million people in 17 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. West Basin provides imported drinking water, recycled water, and conservation and education programs. Through its Water for Tomorrow Program, West Basin is committed to protecting, diversifying, and securing our water supply for the future while continuing a history of innovation and industry leadership. Visit www.westbasin.org to learn more.