Metropolitan Water District to Present $3.1 Million Check for Long Beach Conjunctive Use Project, Thursday, July 14.
WHAT: Presentation of check to the Long Beach Water Department for
$3.1 million in State of California Proposition 13 grant funds
by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to
construct a regional conjunctive use water storage and
recovery project with the City of Lakewood.
WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Heartwell Park -- Across from 3965 Clark Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808
WHO: - Mr. Kevin Wattier, General Manager,
Long Beach Water Department
- Ms. Helen Hansen, President,
Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners
- Mr. James Glancy, Director of Water Resources,
City of Lakewood
- Ms. Debra Man, Chief Operating Officer,
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
WHY: The Long Beach Water Department is continuing to develop a
water supply reliability portfolio that resembles that of an
experienced and successful investor: smart, diversified and
productive. The reliability of southern California's water
supply rests on four pillars of critical investment:
conservation, reclamation, desalination and conjunctive use.
Increased utilization and progressive management of
groundwater storage will significantly strengthen supply
reliability and help maintain affordable water rates.
Undertaking its second large conjunctive use project, the Long
Beach Water Department will construct an Aquifer Storage and
Recovery (ASR) well in the City of Lakewood that will allow
storage of up to 3,600 acre-feet of imported water during
normal to wet hydrologic years for use in times of emergency,
drought or other special conditions.