INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Construction Update | Start-up of Demonstration-Scale Water Purification Facility | Clearwater Team at Seal Day Festival | Project Update Presentations
Construction Update
Driving by our site, you may see signs of construction. Dragados, the company hired to build a new tunnel for the Clearwater Project, is preparing the site to build the access shaft that will be used to place the tunnel boring machine (TBM) below ground. The site has been graded and the contractor's trailers were installed. A barrier is being erected along Figueroa Street and the south side of the site to limit visibility and sound from construction. Installation of a power substation is nearly complete. The TBM will be powered by this substation, making it a clean air technology. The TBM should arrive at the site in October 2020 and tunneling is expected to begin in early 2021.
Construction of Sound Barrier
Construction of Sound Barrier
Start-up of Demonstration-Scale Water Purification Facility
The Sanitation Districts are a national leader in water recycling. Since 1962, we have recycled over 1 trillion gallons of water, which is enough water to fill a 12-foot diameter pipe from Earth to the moon. We recycle treated water from all our wastewater treatment plants, except for the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP), where the treated water is too salty for reuse. This fall, a new demonstration-scale advanced water purification facility located at JWPCP will begin producing 500,000 gallons per day of water that is suitable for reuse. Data from this facility will assist in securing regulatory approvals and designing a full-scale facility. If approved, the full-scale facility would produce up to 150 million gallons of purified water every day. This purified water would be used to replenish groundwater aquifers in the region and is enough to supply half a million homes.
Demonstration-Scale Water Purification Facility
Demonstration-Scale Water Purification Facility
Clearwater Team at Seal Day Festival
The Clearwater team participated in the Seal Day Festival in San Pedro. At the event, we provided updates on the construction of the Clearwater Project. We also discussed our school outreach program that is coming this fall. We hope to inspire careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by offering resources to schools, such as in-classroom presentations and bus tours of our wastewater treatment plant in Carson. To find out how your school can participate, see our school outreach webpage.
Seal Day Festival
Seal Day Festival
Project Update Presentations
If you would like an update on the project, please contact us at (562) 908-4288, extension 2304, or request a presentation through our webpage. We can tailor our presentation to meet your time constraints. Our goal is to keep communities updated throughout construction of the Clearwater Project. Since 2006, we have held over 500 meetings with community groups. Below is a photo of a prior presentation to the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce.
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
Bixby Marshland Tour
October 5 - 8 am to 12 pm
24501 S. Figueroa St.
(Entrance at Corner of Figueroa and Sepulveda)
Carson, CA 90745
Glenn Acosta, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Public Information Office
562.908.4288. Ext. 2304
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