Water Quality Control Board Identifies Potential Source of Benzene Intrusion, Examination Underway

June 6, 2019 from Water Board to LASD

On June 6, 2019, the City of Lomita received a copy of a letter from the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The Water Board has identified the LASD’s tanks at the Lomita Station at 26123 Narbonne Avenue as a POTENTIAL source of the benzene intrusion impacting the City’s Well No. 5. Lomita Station and the well are approximately 450 feet apart. The Water Board is requiring LASD to submit a work plan for examination at the Lomita Station, along with other documentation. Please read the letter for full details.

This letter is by no means a determination of the source of the benzene pollution at the City’s groundwater well. The City remains committed to determining the ultimate source of the intrusion and to keeping residents informed throughout the process.

LomitaWater.com will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. See the May 29 News post for background information on the initial tests that confirmed a benzene intrusion.  The City continues to operate on its approved back-up source of imported water in accordance with all State and federal requirements.

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