As part of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget, the Lomita City Council approved several water infrastructure projects that will improve the overall quality and reliability of the Lomita Water System.
Water Main Replacements
In FY 17-18, the City plans to replace several aging water mains in various locations throughout the City. Replacement of water mains helps prevent water main breaks, reduces leaks and improves water quality. The City has budgeted to replace the following water mains during the current fiscal year:
- Pacific Coast Hwy. from Narbonne Ave. to Eshelman Ave.
- 253rd Place Area
- 250th Street from Pennsylvania Ave. to Eshelman Ave.
- Doria Ave. from 250th Street to south end
- Walnut Street from Pacific Coast Hwy. to 253rd Place
Harbor Hills Direct Metering Project
The City is currently in the process of designing a project to add water meters to the Harbor Hills Housing Development to improve direct metering of their water system
Cypress Water Production Facility Upgrades
The City is also continuing its efforts to improve the quality of the drinking water that we provide. Over the past year, the City utilized the services of Hazen and Sawyer to perform water quality analysis at the Cypress Water Production Facility (CWPF) and throughout the distribution system, and that work has been completed. The scope of work included analysis of the effectiveness of granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration for odor removal at CWPF; and pilot testing of two different types of GAC filtration media. Results of Hazen’s work show that GAC would be effective at removing odor due to organics, and that GAC treatment could be added to the CWPF. Staff is now looking into the cost of addition of GAC treatment to the CWPF, and will begin the next steps of planning and designing such a project.