A pilot initiative that aims to double the recycled water capacity at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant was announced Thursday February 15, by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“This is a second Mulholland moment for Los Angeles — a chance to protect our water supply tomorrow by reimagining infrastructure today,” Garcetti said. “Increasing our supply of locally sourced water will help ensure that Angelenos always have reliable access to clean water — in dry and wet years.”
The pilot program was made possible through an agreement between the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and the West Basin Municipal Water District.
By testing new methods of treating the recycled water sent from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant near Los Angeles International Airport to a nearby treatment center in El Segundo run by West Basin, the program’s goal is to double Hyperion’s recycling capacity from 35 to 70 million gallons of water per day by 2026.
“This pilot demonstrates a collaborative effort and regional commitment to reusing our valuable water resources,” West Basin Board President Donald L. Dear said. “As West Basin continues to diversify its supply portfolio and grow its water recycling program, we look forward to expanding our partnership with the city of Los Angeles and addressing our water goals together.”