Tag Archives | Benzene

City of Lomita Heeds Residents’ Calls to Upgrade Lomita Water System – Selects RC Foster Corporation to Construct New Filtration System at Cypress Water Production Facility

After listening to residents’ concerns regarding Lomita’s drinking water, the City of Lomita approved a series of upgrades to its water system specifically designed to improve the taste and odor of water distributed throughout the City. Furthermore, after much consideration and discussion over the project, the City Council has unanimously selected RC Foster Corporation to […]

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Lomita Water Releases Video Explaining New Filtration System

Although the City can’t currently host in-person tours of the Lomita Water System, we’ve created a short video you can watch to learn about an exciting upgrade to our water infrastructure: a Granular Activated Carbon filtration system! The new filtration system will filter out natural organic materials that have previously created taste and odor concerns, […]

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Lomita Water Filtration Project Receives $2 Million in WRD Grant Funding

Despite what is going on in the world, Lomita water projects continue. The Water Replenishment District (WRD) approved the City of Lomita Granular Activated Carbon treatment project under the Safe Drinking Water Program (SDWP) and authorized the use of up to $2,000,000 in SDWP grant funds for the project. The Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) project […]

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California Dept. of Drinking Water Expresses Support for GAC Upgrades to Cypress Water Production Facility, City Takes Next Step in Securing Grant Funding

On October 14, the City of Lomita received a letter from the State Water Resources Board expressing support for the City’s proposal to install a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration system at the Cypress Water Production Facility. The City has submitted the letter to the Water Replenishment District as an update to its grant application, […]

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California Regional Water Quality Control Board Comments on Sheriff’s Work Plan, Requires Investigation Report by December 16

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board has provided comments regarding the LA County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) work plan for how the Department will assess its underground storage tank area for petroleum hydrocarbons (including benzene) in soil and groundwater. In the comments, the Board requires LASD to submit a technical report detailing the results of […]

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California Regional Water Quality Control Board Continues Investigation, Seeks Information From Additional Source

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board continues its investigation into the source of the benzene intrusion. The Board has identified a site on Crenshaw Boulevard in Torrance that, according to a review of the State’s case file, is missing historical and present information regarding chemical use and storage. The LA Regional board has requested […]

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