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Special Projects

LA Sanitation (LASAN) stands at the forefront of innovation and technology, continually developing new and cutting-edge special projects to protect the public health and environment in the City of Los Angeles.

 

From adopting state-of-the-art renewable energy projects at LASAN water reclamation plants to using smart technology to ensure all Los Angeles streets are Clean Streets, LASAN is committed to identifying, developing and using new and emerging technologies in order to make Los Angeles a more sustainable and livable City.

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The TIWRP AWPF is located in San Pedro and produces 6 million gallons per day (mgd) of disinfected tertiary recycled water using microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and chloramination (disinfection).

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LASAN continues to advance its Clean Fuel Program, operating one of the largest municipal clean fuel solid resources collection fleets in the country with over 700 heavy duty collection vehicles in service. 

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Clean Streets LA, a clean-up campaign tackling abandoned waste, is designed to provide resources to areas in most need. Over 3,200 tons of waste have been removed from City neighborhoods to date.

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The DGUP at Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant is a combined cycle cogeneration facility, also known as a renewable energy facility. Two Solar Mars 100 Combustion Turbine and Generation Packages will be installed, fulfilling the energy needs of the plant.

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The new LAWINS control room centralizes system monitoring which increases safety, reliability efficiency, and sustainability of all the City’s wastewater and water reclamation operations.

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Operation Healthy Streets was implemented as a homeless community outreach program with specialized teams from LASAN, BSS, LAPD, LAFD and other agencies, designed to provide adequate notice and identify high risk people in need of service.

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TERMINAL ISLAND RENEWABLE ENERGY (TIRE)

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The Terminal Island Renewable Energy Project (TIRE) places biosolids in depleted deep subsurface oil and gas formations to generate methane gas that can ultimately be used to produce an environmentally safe renewable energy.

Venice

The new force main will operate as a parallel system in conjunction with the existing 48-inch force main to meet the peak wet weather flow demands experienced at the Venice Pumping Plant and to add operational flexibility and reliability.

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With LASAN leading the way, the City of Los Angeles is transitioning to a new waste and recycling system for all businesses and large apartment complexes beginning in summer 2017.

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