West Basin has a reputation as a world-class leader in water reuse. Since 1995, West Basin has recycled more than 100 billion gallons of sewer water. To offset our water supply needs that are currently met by potable sources from far away, West Basin is increasing its production of recycled water. By 2020, West Basin plans to double its recycled water production capacity to more than 70 million gallons a day. Construction projects, booster pump stations and expansion of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo are all necessary to increasing the amount of water supplied by recycled water. Construction projects will be happening throughout the service area in phases. See the Capital Implementation Master Plan for more information about West Basin's expansion plans. The Standard Specifications for recycled water construction projects can be downloaded here. Current construction projects are posted on this page.
Carson Mall Lateral
The Carson Mall Lateral Recycled Water Pipeline project is a joint partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers and will greatly increase the amount of recycled water available for commercial, industrial and landscape-irrigation purposes in the city of Carson. The project involves installing more than 4,200 linear-feet of recycled water pipeline on Main Street from Broadway Street to south of Del Amo Boulevard in Carson. Once complete, the increase in recycled water will allow Carson to further protect precious drinking water supply for businesses and residents. Construction began in January 2011 and is expected to be complete in summer 2011.
Carson Mall Fact Sheet
Carson Mall Construction Alert
NRG Recycled Water Pipeline
The West Basin/ NRG Recycled Water pipeline project that will provide recycled water from the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility to NRG Energy for industrial use at its campus in El Segundo, CA. Every gallon of recycled water used for industrial purposes saves potable drinking water for residential use. West Basin is installing a 10-inch diameter pipeline that will convey an average of 470,000 gallons per day of single pass reverse osmosis recycled water to the NRG Energy campus. Construction will take place from late June 2012 to November 2012.
El Segundo Project Fact Sheet
El Segundo Construction Notice
Torrance Booster Pump Station
The Torrance Booster Pump Station will provide increased pressure to move and maintain recycled water quality to adequately serve Anza Lateral customers with water for industrial, commercial and landscape irrigation purposes. The proposed booster pump station will serve over 20 customers at an ultimate capacity of 1,150 gallons per minute. The facility will consist of an above-ground masonry structure with approximate dimensions of 133 feet long by 24 feet wide and 16 feet high. The proposed site for the pump station is West High School in Torrance. The pump station will serve several schools with water for landscape irrigation within the Torrance Unified School District as well as city parks and landscaped medians.
Torrance Booster Pump Station Construction Notice
Anza Lateral Construction Notice