Recycled water saves precious potable water supplies that would otherwise need to be used for industrial non-potable water needs and the irrigation of city parks, California State University Long Beach and the Long Beach Unified School District, in addition to several large parks, golf courses, cemeteries and athletic fields.
Long Beach Water Reclamation Plant (LBWRP), is located on the east side of the city. The plant is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. LBWRP treats approximately 18 million gallons per day of wastewater to stringent regulatory standards for disinfected tertiary recycled (or reclaimed) water, meaning it has undergone treatment for a wide range of contaminants, including nutrients such as nitrate and phosphate.
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