Water World Weekly: LA considers plan to reclaim wastewater for drinking water

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“The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has wrapped up its $2 million dollar Groundwater Replenishment Treatment Pilot Study, which takes a hard look at a plan to transform wastewater into drinking water.

Officials say the $700 million dollar plan will reduce the city’s reliance on imported water supplies. Currently, more than half of its drinking water comes from Northern California or the Colorado River.

The city’s Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Encino already pumps about 40 million gallons of reclaimed water daily for irrigation and industrial uses.

Under the proposed plan, 30,000 acre feet of that water would undergo further advanced treatment processes — including microfiltration, reverse osmoses and UV purification — before being injected into wells under the Hansen dam.

BY 2035, LA DWP aims to increase its use of reclaimed wastewater to 8 percent.”

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