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Division Descriptions

LA Sanitation has 22 divisions with just under 3,000 employees, all working to protect public health and the environment.  Below is a list of each division with basic information about what they do.

For more information about LA Sanitation programs and services, please download our Strategic Plan.


ADMINISTRATION DIVISION (ADM)
The Administration Division is the center control for purchasing, personnel, payroll, insurance, and other bureau-wide administrative activities. ADM’s mission is to support LASAN’s operating divisions to accomplish their mandates. They also strive to continuously improve customer satisfaction through teamwork, proactive planning and implementation, effective use of technology, innovative and cost effective improvements, employee development, and building and improving partnerships.

 

DONALD C. TILLMAN WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (DCT)
This plant, serving the western portion of the San Fernando Valley, is capable of treating 80 million gallons of wastewater per day. DCT aims to achieve high standards for water treatment, while maximizing beneficial reclaimed water use. Their mission is to provide continuous and cost effective operations, meeting all permit standards, achieving a zero accident rate, maximizing availability and delivery of reclaimed water to customers, and providing public education and outreach. DCT also features a beautiful Japanese garden that is irrigated with reclaimed water from the plant and is open to the public.


ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING DIVISION (EMD)
Environmental Monitoring Division’s vision is to set the standard for excellence in environmental monitoring and assessment by providing quality and cost-effective environmental data, research, and assessment in support of LASAN’s operation, compliance, and source control activities to protect public health and the environment.


EXECUTIVE DIVISION (EXEC)
The Executive Division oversees all of LASAN's divisions to maintain the organization's strategic vision and operations.


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION (FMD)

Financial Management Division works to earn public trust through financial responsibility and exceptional customer service. Their mission is to safeguard public funds and ensure financial stability of LASAN’s environmental programs.


HYPERION WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (HWRP)

As the oldest and largest wastewater treatment and reclamation plant operated by LASAN, and treating water throughout all of the City of LA, Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant is able to treat a billion gallons of wastewater per day. HWRP serves to clean wastewater, protect public health, air quality, and water quality. The plant staff dedicates themselves to exploring and utilizing the most promising ideas to maximize plant performance, create a safe work environment, and improve customer satisfaction.


INFORMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS DIVISION (ICSD)
Information & Control Systems Division provides LASAN with effective, reliable and easy to use technology. ICSD’s mission is to employ technology to improve LASAN’s functions, protect the data assets, and support the achievement of goals.
 

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE (ISCD)
ISCD creates and maintains a safe, efficient, and effective work environment for all LASAN employees by preparing them to safely and effectively perform their roles in protecting the public and the environment. The division coordinates all employee training and educational programs.


INDUSTRIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT DIVISION (IWMD)

The Industrial Waste Management Division’s (IWMD) primary job is to maintain the health and safety of the public and environment while protecting the City’s water reclamation plants and their byproducts, biosolids, and treated wastewater. IWMD accomplishes this by administering the City’s EPA-approved pretreatment program in accordance with the City’s Industrial Waste Control Ordinance. Specifically, we regulate, monitor, and control the wastewater discharges of over 16,000 industrial users into the City sewers.


LOS ANGELES-GLENDALE WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (LAG)
This plant serves the eastern San Fernando Valley and has the capacity to treat 20 million gallons of wastewater per day. LAG aims to achieve high standards for wastewater treatment while maximizing beneficial reclaimed water use. Their mission is to provide continuous and cost effective operations, meeting all permit standards, achieving a zero accident rate, maximizing availability and delivery of reclaimed water to customers, and providing public education and outreach.


REGULATORY AFFAIRS DIVISION (RAD)
The Regulatory Affairs Division is LASAN’s resource to assess legislation and regulatory requirements and develop strategies and responses to address these issues in a timely manner. LASAN’s infrastructure and treatment facilities are subject to local, state and federal legislative regulations intended to protect public health and the environment. RAD works hard to address these legislative and regulatory challenges that are in a constant state of development and revision.


SOLID RESOURCES CITYWIDE RECYCLING DIVISION (SRCRD)

​​Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division provides environmental planning and leadership for proper management of household hazardous, universal, and other waste banned from landfill disposal through safe and convenient events and centers. SRCRD manages permitting and compliance of private sector waste haulers with local laws, provides and promotes source reduction, reuse, and recycling programs, and ensures the City’s compliance with California recycling mandates.​


SOLID RESOURCES COMMERCIAL FRANCHISE DIVISION (SRCFD)
The Solid Resources Commercial Franchise Division manages the new waste and recycling system for all businesses and large apartment complexes to be launched in early 2017.


SOLID RESOURCES CUSTOMER CARE DIVISION (SRCCCD)



SOLID RESOURCES PROCESSING AND CONSTRUCTION DIVISION (SRPCD)
Solid Resources Processing & Constructing Division serves the public and protects the environment through the efficient operation of transfer stations and yard trimming facilities, and through beneficial use and management of City-owned landfills, as well as providing support to LASAN’s Solid Resources Program.


SOLID RESOURCES SUPPORT SERVICES DIVISION (SRSSD)

Solid Resources Support Services Division provides technical and administrative support to LASAN Solid Resources collection operations, to provide timely, efficient, and cost effective collection, recycling, and disposal services to residents of the City. SRSSD uses evaluation and application of advanced technology, best management practices, alternative methods for collection, recycling and disposal of solid waste and customer outreach and education to provide the best support for LASAN.

SOLID RESOURCES SOUTH COLLECTIONS DIVISION (SRSCD)



SOLID RESOURCES VALLEY COLLECTIONS DIVISION (SRVCD)




TERMINAL ISLAND WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (TIWRP)
This plant, located in San Pedro, has a treatment capacity of 30 million gallons of wastewater per day from the Harbor area. Approximately 5 mgd of the wastewater is treated to advanced levels ans used as a seawater intrusion barrier. TIWRP aims to achieve high standards for wastewater treatment while maximizing beneficial reclaimed water use. Their mission is to provide continuous and cost effective operations, meeting all permit standards, achieving a zero accident rate, maximizing availability and delivery of reclaimed water to customers, and providing public education and outreach.


WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS DIVISION (WCSD)
Wastewater Collections Systems Division operates and maintains the City’s wastewater and storm water conveyance systems in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner to protect the environment and public health.


WASTEWATER ENGINEERING SERVICES DIVISION (WESD)
Wastewater Engineering Services Division provides quality wastewater related planning and engineering services in a responsive and cost effective manner while maintaining close partnership with our valued stake holders and customers. WESD also assists LASAN in complying with City policies, regulatory, and legal requirements for the City’s sewer systems by developing and implementing programs to meet requirements.


WATERSHED PROTECTION DIVISION (WPD)
Watershed Protection Division’s mission is to protect the beneficial uses of receiving waters while complying with all flood control and pollution abatement regulations.