LA Sanitation (LASAN) staff perform extensive testing and assessments in the following fields:
Daily testing of wastewater from all treatment processes is routinely provided at each water reclamation facility to ensure compliance with operating permits. Plant engineers and operators immediately use test results to fine-tune the process operations at each facility, which together treat over 400 million gallons of wastewater each day. This valuable information is used to provide the best waste management services to the public while protecting the air, land and water from pollutants.
Stormwater and runoff are the biggest contributors of pollution and contamination to shoreline waters, especially during storms. As a result the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has issued a joint permit to several municipalities having watersheds that connect to Santa Monica Bay, including the City of Los Angeles, in order to reduce the amount of contamination flowing to the Bay. Results from the City’s monitoring efforts are used to track the effectiveness of the clean-up efforts as well as to help create the Beach Report Card.
The City of Los Angeles is committed to protecting public health and improving the water quality of our coastal waters by: