City of Los Angeles, California

On Earth Day 2015 and amid historic drought, Mayor Eric Garcetti broke ground on the Terminal Island Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) Expansion project. Once completed, the expanded plant will produce 12 million gallons of purified recycled water daily, more than doubling the current production.

 “Aggressive water conservation is essential to our city’s ability to thrive, so we must tackle our drought head-on. We must rethink our relationship with water by both reducing water use and increasing water recycling,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Using microfiltration, reverse osmosis, stabilization and disinfection, L.A. Sanitation’s Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant is the first plant in the City to produce advanced treated water. The Tillman Water Reclamation Plant is scheduled to be online with 35 million gallons per day of advanced treated water by 2022.