Public Tours & Briefings

West Basin provides water recycling and ocean water desalination tours and briefings as a resource for the public. Please sign up to learn about water reliability challenges and what West Basin is doing to meet future needs.

Water Recycling Tours*

Learn about the water purification process and visit the only facility in the world that produces five “designer” waters out of wastewater.


Ocean Water Desalination Briefings

Learn how West Basin is conducting responsible ocean water desalination to diversify its water supply portfolio, while protecting the marine ecosystem.


Day Date Start Time
Saturday December 9 9:00 AM Make Reservation

All of our public tours take place at the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility:Location

1935 S. Hughes Way
El Segundo, CA 90245

Special Instructions

Reservations are required. Please email or leave a message on our tour hotline at 310-660-6243.


Programs begin promptly and last approximately 1.5 hours. Light breakfast will be served at 8:30am for our Saturday tours/briefings and light snacks and refreshments will be available at 9:30am at our Tuesday tours/briefings. Tour participants must be at least seven years of age and all participants must wear flat, closed-toe shoes for safety purposes. Free parking is available in the front lot.


*Disclaimer: In our ongoing effort to improve the efficient operations of the facility, major construction will be taking place on the facility premises starting January 2017 and will continue through the end of the calendar year.  Depending upon the construction schedule, different areas of the facility will have limited or no tour access.