Los Angeles Sanitation Districts Clearwater Project
Protecting Local Waterways by Addressing Aging Infrastructure
The Sanitation Districts operate and maintain the Joint Outfall System (JOS), the main sewer system that collects and treats the wastewater (sewage) from over 5 million people in the Los Angeles basin. The largest wastewater treatment facility in the JOS, the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) in Carson, uses two large tunnels to convey water to the ocean. The tunnels are 60 and 80 years old.
A multi-year planning and environmental review effort began in 2006 and identified the need for a new tunnel to ensure the reliability of the JOS and provide sufficient future capacity. A new tunnel will address aging infrastructure concerns,earthquake concerns and overflow concern.
Construction for the Clearwater Project will start in late 2018 in Carson and finish in 2025 at Royal Palms Beach. The Clearwater Project will create local jobs and provide indirect positive impacts on the local economy through the employment of subcontractors, suppliers, and professional services. At least 30 percent of the craft labor will be performed by local residents and veterans.
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