Large groundwater basins lie beneath Los Angeles County and have served as natural reservoirs for storing water underground for millions of years. Groundwater is a water supply that is local, sustainable, and cost efficient.
Long Beach has groundwater wells located throughout the city and currently has water rights to pump approximately 33,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year. This amount is enough to fulfill about sixty percent of Long Beach’s water needs.
Long Beach Water is actively undertaking efforts to grow our groundwater resources for the future to increase sustainability and reduce dependency on imported water, which improves the resiliency of our water supply.