Recycled water saves precious potable water supplies that would otherwise need to be used for the irrigation of city parks, street sweeping, and industrial uses. Long Beach also uses recycled water for a variety of purposes.
Long Beach Water Reclamation Plant, is located on the east side of the City. The plant is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. LBWRP treats approximately 18 million gallons per day of wastewater to stringent regulatory standards for disinfected tertiary recycled (or reclaimed) water.
Once it meets certain levels of treatment, tertiary recycled water can be used to:
- Irrigate parks, golf courses, cemeteries and athletic fields
- Recharge our groundwater basin
- Street sweep