Metropolitan Water District, Sanitation Districts to Celebrate Completion of New Water Recycling Demonstration Plant (Oct. 10)




The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are commemorating the opening of the $17 million Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center. The 500,000-gallon-per day demonstration facility is testing an innovative water purification process and could lead to one of the world’s largest water recycling plants.


Thursday, Oct. 10, 2-4 p.m.


Advanced Purification Center, 24501 S. Figueroa St., Carson



U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk); Carson Mayor Albert Robles; State Water Resources Control Board Chairman E. Joaquin Esquivel; Los Angeles Regional Board Chairwoman Irma Muñoz; Metropolitan Board Chairwoman Gloria D. Gray; Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger; and Sanitation Districts Chief Engineer and General Manager Robert C. Ferrante


Against a backdrop of the newly operating demonstration facility, officials will gather to tour the plant, learn more about the innovative purification process being tested at the facility to increase efficiencies in water recycling, and share how this major milestone could lead to a large new, drought-proof water supply for Southern California. B-roll footage will be available.



The Sanitation Districts’ Joint Water Pollution Control Plant in Carson currently treats and cleans wastewater from homes and businesses. The Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center will purify that cleaned water using a process that combines proven technologies and an innovative treatment method to generate data needed for the potential future construction of a full-scale water recycling plant.


The full-scale advanced purification facility could produce up to 150 million gallons of purified water daily, enough to serve more than 500,000 homes. The water would be delivered through 60 miles of new pipelines to the region’s groundwater basins, industrial facilities and potentially two of Metropolitan’s water treatment plants.



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