City plans to bring recycled water to Pasadena

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is looking at developing an alternative source of water for industrial and irrigation purposes. According to information from the City, the plan includes constructing a pipeline that will deliver recycled water from the Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant to Pasadena. Phase 1 of the program would address the extensive water needs of institutions such as the Art Center College of Design, Brookside Golf Course, Rose Bowl Stadium and Brookside Park. Phase 2 would include the City’s Glenarm Power Plant which would use the water for cooling. In the coming days, the City will host two public scoping meetings on the topic.

Recycled water is former wastewater that has been filtered and disinfected. The cities of Los Angeles and Glendale already use it to irrigate Griffith Park, the landscaping along freeways, local cemeteries and golf courses, as well as for cooling at a Glendale power plant. Reclaiming wastewater for these purposes frees up precious fresh water resources.

According to an existing agreement between the cities of Pasadena and Glendale, Pasadena will receive up to 6,000 acre-feet of recycled water annually from the Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation plant. This would meet more than 15 percent of Pasadena's total water demand. Construction on the pipeline could begin next year.

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What: Public scoping meetings. Light refreshments will be provided.
When: Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Brookside Golf Club, the Madrid Room, 1133 Rosemont Ave