Recycled Water

In response to increasing demands for water, limitations on imported water supplies and the threat of drought, Central Basin Municipal Water District developed a regional water recycling program.

The Central Basin Recycled Water Program annually delivers over 5,000 acre-feet of recycled water to more than 300 industrial, landscape and irrigation connections throughout southeast Los Angeles County. 

The program includes over 80 miles of purple pipeline and is comprised of two distribution systems and four pump stations. The distribution systems are responsible for the delivery of treated water and include  the Century Distribution System and the Rio Hondo Distribution System.  The pump stations include the Rio Hondo Pump Station, Hollydale Pump Station, Cudahy Pump Station.

Central Basin obtains recycled water from the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant in Whittier and the Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant in Cerritos. Owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, these two reclamation plants produce effluent that meets the most stringent requirements for water recycling. 

The District promotes recycled water as an ideal alternative for business and municipal use. As the customer base continues to expand ranging from irrigation users like golf courses and parks to unconventional commercial and industrial users new benefits of recycled water continue to be discovered. 

  • Who Uses our Recycled Water Program?

    Central Basin delivers recycled water to diverse sites including schools, parks, public owned facilities, golf courses and businesses. To learn more about the sites using recycled water and to see if your business or site is eligible, click here.

  • About Recycled Water

    Recycled water is treated wastewater used for non-drinking purposes. To learn about how  recycled water is treated, click here.