Santa Monica Breaks Ground on Potable Water Treatment Plant

The City of Santa Monica, Calif. has broken ground on its Arcadia Water Treatment Plant (WTP), as well as on restorations to the Olympic Well Field. The key water infrastructure improvements are a component of the City’s goal of becoming water self-sufficient by 2023.

Santa Monica’s water system comprises groundwater basins, treatment facilities, and imported water connections to serve 18,000 customers with an average annual water demand of approximately 11,600 acre-feet per year (AFY).

Santa Monica-Based Group Wins Historic Wastewater Recycling Suit

Every day Hyperion Water Treatment Plant discharges enough treated wastewater into the ocean to fill the Rose Bowl 2.5 times over. Now a court has instructed state water officials to analyze whether it is “wasteful” and “unreasonable” to dump billions of gallons of wastewater into the sea.

City of Santa Monica Projects Nearing Completion

Although the city of Santa Monica is delaying, scaling back or canceling $40.4 million in capital projects through next June as municipal revenues dry up during the coronavirus shutdown, several major projects that predate the crisis are finished or nearing completion.