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LA Sanitations Capital Program Leading the Way to a Clean, Green, and Sustainable City Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E. Director LA Sanitation June 14, 2012.

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1 LA Sanitations Capital Program Leading the Way to a Clean, Green, and Sustainable City Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E. Director LA Sanitation June 14, 2012

2 2 Los Angeles SANITATION Our Mission Our Programs Solid Resources Program Clean Water Program (Wastewater) Watershed Protection Program (Stormwater) To Protect Public Health and the Environment

3 3 Los Angeles SANITATION Budget ($ in millions) Staffing

4 4 Solid Resources Program Overview Collect 1 million tons of solid waste annually from 750,000 customers. Collect 1 million tons of solid waste annually from 750,000 customers. Recycling and reuse rate over 70% of our solid waste stream (7 million tons)--the highest percentage of any large US city. Recycling and reuse rate over 70% of our solid waste stream (7 million tons)--the highest percentage of any large US city. Produce 85,000 tons of compost and mulch for residential gardens and landscapes from our collected green waste. Produce 85,000 tons of compost and mulch for residential gardens and landscapes from our collected green waste. Service 430,000 multi-family dwellings--largest in nation--with recycling and bulky item pickups. Service 430,000 multi-family dwellings--largest in nation--with recycling and bulky item pickups. Converted over 500 refuse collection vehicles to clean fuel (LNG or CNG) supplied by 5 Bureau-operated fueling stations. Converted over 500 refuse collection vehicles to clean fuel (LNG or CNG) supplied by 5 Bureau-operated fueling stations. Approximately 600 private haulers operating in the City provide commercial and multi-family service. Approximately 600 private haulers operating in the City provide commercial and multi-family service. Main capital program drivers: Main capital program drivers: Resource Recovery Resource Recovery Regulatory Compliance Regulatory Compliance

5 5 Serve over 4 million people in L.A. and 29 contract agencies. Serve over 4 million people in L.A. and 29 contract agencies. Service area of 600 square miles with 6,700 miles of sewers. Service area of 600 square miles with 6,700 miles of sewers. Operate 4 water reclamation and wastewater treatment plants. Operate 4 water reclamation and wastewater treatment plants. Convey and treat 400 million gallons of flow per day (mgd). Convey and treat 400 million gallons of flow per day (mgd). Produce 80 mgd of reclaimed water. Produce 80 mgd of reclaimed water. Operate 44 wastewater pumping plants. Operate 44 wastewater pumping plants. Invested over $6.3 billion over the last 25 years. Invested over $6.3 billion over the last 25 years. Clean Water Program Overview

6 6 In response to sanitary sewer spills caused by 1998 El Niño rains, City has made major enhancements to the system In response to sanitary sewer spills caused by 1998 El Niño rains, City has made major enhancements to the system New sewer construction New sewer construction Repair of older sewers Repair of older sewers Increased cleaning of sewers Increased cleaning of sewers Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) program Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) program As a result, sewer spills and odor are steadily declining As a result, sewer spills and odor are steadily declining Sewer odor complaints reduced by 50% since FY 2004 Sewer odor complaints reduced by 50% since FY 2004 Spills reduced by 82% over past ten years Spills reduced by 82% over past ten years

7 7 Clean Water Program Funding Outlook A 10-year series of rate adjustments were adopted February 29, 2012 to provide a sustainable level of funding. Projected $2.3 billion 10-year capital improvement program. Annual construction spending to increase from $100 million in to $260 million in Main capital drivers: Infrastructure renewal Regulatory compliance

8 8 Clean Water Program Future Construction Highlights include: Continuation of program to rehabilitate an average of 60 miles of sewers per year Continuation of program to rehabilitate an average of 60 miles of sewers per year Increased focus on rehabilitation of large diameter sewers Increased focus on rehabilitation of large diameter sewers Rehabilitation and replacement of treatment processes Rehabilitation and replacement of treatment processes Replacement of control systems at four water reclamation and treatment plants and the pumping plant system Replacement of control systems at four water reclamation and treatment plants and the pumping plant system Expansion of microfiltration and reverse osmosis processes Expansion of microfiltration and reverse osmosis processes

9 9 Watershed Protection Program Overview Protects the beneficial uses of our receiving waters in City's lakes, rivers, and beaches. Improve water quality,Improve water quality, Capture rainwater for use and groundwater recharge,Capture rainwater for use and groundwater recharge, Reduce flooding,Reduce flooding, Enhance wildlife,Enhance wildlife, Provide open space for habitat and recreation.Provide open space for habitat and recreation. PUBLIC USE FLOOD PROTEC- TION WATER QUALITY HABITAT RESTOR- ATION

10 10 Watershed Protection Program (Stormwater) System conveys more than 100 mgd of dry-weather flow through 38,000 catch basins 38,000 catch basins 1,200 miles of pipes 1,200 miles of pipes 100 miles of open channels 100 miles of open channels Main capital drivers: Main capital drivers: TMDL Compliance (water quality standards) TMDL Compliance (water quality standards) Flood protection Flood protection

11 11 Stormwater Quality Requirements Clean Water Act (CWA) Federal Regulations State Laws / Regulations Example: Basin Plan Ocean Plan NPDES Permits TMDLs T otal Maximum L oads D aily 22 TMDLS have been adopted

12 12 Watershed Protection Program Overview Completed over 26 green infrastructure projects – green streets, rainwater harvesting, streams and wetlands restoration. Completed over 26 green infrastructure projects – green streets, rainwater harvesting, streams and wetlands restoration. Spent over $200 million on capital improvement projects. Spent over $200 million on capital improvement projects. Reduced 90% of trash in Ballona Creek and LA River to improve water quality and enhance wildlife. Reduced 90% of trash in Ballona Creek and LA River to improve water quality and enhance wildlife. Installed 38,500 catch basin screens and 10,000 inserts Citywide to collect trash and debris to keep it out of channels, river and beaches. Installed 38,500 catch basin screens and 10,000 inserts Citywide to collect trash and debris to keep it out of channels, river and beaches.

13 13 City of Los Angeles $500 million Clean Water Bond (2004) 33 water quality, water conservation, habitat protection, and open space projects 33 water quality, water conservation, habitat protection, and open space projects Before Low Flow Diversions South LA Wetlands Park Imperial Highway Median Greening Improved Water Quality at Beaches (Beach Grades have moved from F /Ds to A/Bs ) Increased habitat protection Increased open space Watershed Protection Program Overview

14 14 Manuals – Guidance standards Green Streets - Converting public right-of-way or parkway to open space for multi-benefit uses Green Standards – Institutionalizes, applies to public and private LID – Land developments and re-developments Rainwater Harvesting – Capture and use Water Quality Matrix – Approved by Health Department Stream Protection – Natural cleaning Green Initiatives Watershed Protection Program Overview

15 15 Low Impact Development (LID) Porous Pavement – Rio del Los Angeles State Park (aka: Taylor Yard) Bioretention - Sams Club Parking Lot Planter Boxes - Versailles Luxury Apartments Oxford St, Los Angeles Parkway Infiltration Swale 11 th St & Hope St – Los Angeles Cisterns - LOWES Infiltration - Costco

16 16 BeforeAfter Elmer Green Street AfterConstruction

17 17 Garvanza Park Rainwater Capture Project Before After During Construction

18 18 Future Stormwater Projects Albion Dairy River Park Albion Dairy River Park Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Humboldt Ave Neighborhood Greenway Humboldt Ave Neighborhood Greenway LA River Natural Park LA River Natural Park Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project Strathern Wetlands Park Strathern Wetlands Park Verdugo Hills Golf Course Rainwater Capture Verdugo Hills Golf Course Rainwater Capture

19 19 Stormwater Funding

20 20 Existing Funding Sources:Existing Funding Sources: Stormwater Pollution Abatement Charge (SPAC): Property tax assessed to City of LA residents $28M/yr Stormwater Pollution Abatement Charge (SPAC): Property tax assessed to City of LA residents $28M/yr Proposition O: City of Los Angeles $500 million Clean Water Bond (2004) Proposition O: City of Los Angeles $500 million Clean Water Bond (2004) Grants (federal, state, local) Grants (federal, state, local) Future Funding Source:Future Funding Source: Partnered with LA County Flood Control District to assess countywide stormwater fees (Countywide Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure) Partnered with LA County Flood Control District to assess countywide stormwater fees (Countywide Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure) Stormwater Funding

21 21 Estimated capital investment needs for the next 10 years: Estimated capital investment needs for the next 10 years: Clean Water - $2.3 billion Clean Water - $2.3 billion Solid Resources - $600 million Solid Resources - $600 million Watershed Protection - $1.8 billion Watershed Protection - $1.8 billion Total for LA Sanitation - $4.7 billion Total for LA Sanitation - $4.7 billion LA Sanitation Capital Program Summary

22 22 Enrique C. Zaldivar, P.E. Director, LA Sanitation, (213) Our Mission: Protect Public Health and the Environment Additional Information:


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