Current West Basin Recycled Water Projects

Palos Verdes Recycled Water Pipeline Project

West Basin enjoys a longstanding partnership with the City of Torrance as an environmental pioneer to create a recycled water infrastructure for irrigation and other non-potable uses. This permanent sustainable water supply allows Torrance to maintain lush beautiful greenspace even in the dry season.

The Palos Verdes Recycled Water Pipeline Project is the next project in Torrance and will expand the recycled water infrastructure and bring the first drop of recycled water to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The 3.6-mile segment will connect the existing pipeline at Anza Avenue and Calle Mayor in Torrance and bring recycled water to medians on Anza Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, Richardson Middle School, Riviera Elementary School, Los Arboles Park and Lago Seco Park. A booster pump station is proposed in a public right-of-way at the southwest end of Lago Seco Park at 238th Street and Ladeene Avenue.


Rendering of the pump station next to Lago Seco Park in the public right-of-way, and new 31-space parking lot that will serve park visitors.

Project Benefits

The primary reason to convert potable water infrastructure to recycled water for irrigation is to save fresh drinking water for human consumption, but Torrance will also experience a significant cost savings. The recycled water discount Torrance will receive is 30% less than the cost of using fresh drinking water to irrigate its greenspace and medians. By adding these additional six sites, the annualized cost savings to the City of Torrance and the Torrance Unified School District over a 40-year period is more than $1,000,000.

West Basin looks forward to expanding the recycled water network south through Torrance and the opportunity to bring recycled water to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.