Montebello Golf Course Connects with Recycled Water

Montebello Golf Course Connects with Recycled Water
Posted on 10/17/2019
Montebello Golf Course



This effort will conserve more than 81 million gallons of drinking supplies 

Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District (District) is proud to announce that Montebello Golf Course’s newly connected recycled water system is operating successfully.

The golf course is expected to use 250 acre-feet of water for irrigation per year. To visualize, an acre-foot, or 326,000 gallons, is equivalent to a football field submerged in 1 foot of water; the typical amount of water for two average households. The golf course is in full swing and has used 92 acre-feet since connecting with recycled water earlier this year.

“It is important that our constituents see that we value our water sources and are ensuring a reliable supply for future generations to come,” said Board President Robert Apodaca. “We thank the many organizations involved throughout this collaborative process which include the City of Montebello, California Water Service, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, San Gabriel Valley Water Company, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.” 

The District provides recycled water to seven other golf courses, including John Ford in Bell Gardens; Los Amigos and Rio Hondo in Downey; Compton in Paramount; Ironwood Nine in Cerritos; Don Knabe Golf Learning Center in Norwalk; and Pico Rivera Golf Course.  The District also provides recycled water for irrigation at dozens of schools, parks, and other public facilities in the area.

For more information on Central Basin’s recycled water system, please visit




Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of 1.6 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.


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