WaterWise Solution: Recycled Water

As the City’s imported water supply becomes more critical, so does the need to expand our local, sustainable water resources, including water recycling. Water recycling offers a reliable, economically feasible and environmentally sensitive way to augment the city’s water supplies. Recycling programs treat wastewater so that it can be used safely for irrigation and industrial purposes, groundwater replenishment, as a barrier against seawater intrusion and for other beneficial environmental uses.

Los Angeles has used recycled water since 1979 for irrigation. Recycled water keeps the landscape healthy in areas of Griffith Park, along with the Mount Sinai and Forest Lawn Memorial Parks. Currently, the LADWP is expanding its recycled water program to include both groundwater replenishment utilizing advanced treated purified recycled water to recharge groundwater supplies and a large purple pipe distribution system.

LADWP has made water recycling a key strategy of the Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). The UWMP is a blueprint for creating reliable sources of water for the future of Los Angeles. The goal is to increase the total amount of recycled water to 59,000 acre-feet per year by 2035.

As technology advances, the possibility of recycling water to potable quality has become even more realistic. The Omniprocessor, a water purification device designed by Janicki Industries and partly funded by the Gates Foundation, recently successfully demonstrated how it converts sewer sludge into drinking water, electricity, and pathogen-free ash. A pilot project in Dakar, Senegal later this year will test the Omniprocessor in an urban context.

Improved purification technologies and better infrastructure can drive solutions for reducing the use of fresh water and dependency on imported water. For now, recycled water can already be put to a multitude of non-potable uses, and plays a major role in the strategy for a less thirsty Los Angeles.

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San Fernando Valley Town Hall – February 26 in Van Nuys

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Please join the SFV Council of Governments and Move LA for

TOWN HALL
Imagining Our Transportation Future
in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys

With featured speakers from the LA Metro Board Including:

LA County Supervisor
Mike Antonovich

LA City Councilman
Paul Krekorian

Glendale City Councilman
Ara Najarian

This Town Hall meeting will examine important issues of public transit and other transportation investment alternatives for the San Fernando Valley region including the Santa Clarita Valley. We hope to encourage and facilitate a meaningful public dialogue as LA Metro moves forward with its Long Range Transportation Plan update and considers a possible transportation funding measure that may be placed before LA County voters.
(Light refreshments will be served)

Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:00 pm – 9:00pm
Valley Municipal Building, Council Chambers
14410 Sylvan Street, 2nd Floor Van Nuys, CA 91401

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Brought to you by SFV Council of Governments and Move LA in cooperation with The Transit Coalition, Valley Industry and Commerce Association, The Valley Economic Alliance, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and Pacoima Beautiful

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL
Marisa at Move LA – 310.310.2390 or email

Denny Zane for Move LA
http://www.movela.org/

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Mayor’s Message 01.28.2015

Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the first annual National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Exposition will be held in Los Angeles. This is the first stand-alone FDI event in the United States co-sponsored by the Commerce Department that will focus on a single industry: aerospace manufacturing.

The Mayor and LAEDC collaborated last year to bring the exposition to Los Angeles, working jointly to find a suitable venue for the expo, and submitting the winning proposal in a competitive process against other cities and states. The selection of Los Angeles to host the first aerospace expo reflects L.A.’s dominant position in the United States’ aerospace market. More aerospace companies are located in Los Angeles County than any other county in America.

“The aerospace cluster surrounding the Los Angeles Air Force Base is the most concentrated in the U.S., and this event will help us leverage that built-in advantage to boost exports and create middle class jobs,” Mayor Garcetti said. “As a primary entry point for Foreign Direct Investment and as home to aerospace’s most innovative companies, Los Angeles is the natural choice for the Department of Commerce’s first Aerospace FDI Expo.”

The National Aerospace FDI Exposition will provide prospective investors with resources to make smart decisions about where and how to establish or expand their presence in the United States. These will include one-on-one meetings with state and local economic development organizations that are interested in attracting aerospace FDI. Other expo activities will include workshops geared specifically to aerospace manufacturers, such as contracting with the Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration. The Aerospace States Association (ASA), a non-profit organization of state lieutenant governors and governor appointed delegates, is co-sponsoring the expo.

Read the full story here.

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The Truth About Domestic Violence – Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Where: 8801 Kester Ave. Panorama City, CA 91402
Date to save on your calendar Tuesday February 10,2015 7:00 to 9:00pm
At Sepulveda Recreation-multi purpose room
For more information you can contact Jackie Campos at 818 310-0272
or by email
Los Angeles Police Department Mission Hills
Senior Lead Officer Edwin Ayala at (818-838-9854)
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The Truth About Domestic Violence workshop will be conducted by: Mrs.Carol Loweree

Everyone is welcome!
Public Safety Committee
Supported by the Panorama City Neighborhood Council

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Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Exam at the L.A. Public Library

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