Southern California’s water supply comes from a variety of sources, including Northern California and the Colorado River. This imported water is affected by unpredictable ebbs and flows in supply due to recurring droughts, environmental regulatory decisions, uncertain impacts of climate change and other factors.
The Water for Tomorrow Program is West Basin’s approach to addressing the service area’s water future by:
- Protecting the District’s existing water supply,
- Diversifying and augmenting the supply portfolio, and
- Innovating to prepare for the future.
West Basin is a demonstrated industry leader who continues to explore new methods and technologies to manage and enhance its water supply. With the mission to provide a safe and reliable supply of high-quality water to the communities it serves, West Basin seeks to increase reliability of imported water, grow opportunities for groundwater projects, and advance both potable and non-potable water reuse.
West Basin began recycling water in 1990s and has has invested more than $700 million in its water recycling program. Today, our system has more than 100 miles of recycled water pipeline and produces 40 million gallons of recycled water per day.
Conservation and water use efficiency will continue to be a major part in our water resource management plan.
West Basin’s K12 and public education programs raise awareness about Southern California’s water supply sources and the tools to take care of this precious resource.