Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will hold a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Tujunga Spreading Grounds Stormwater Capture expansion project and celebrate the opening of a new community recreation area onsite to the public.
Expected to attend are project partners, employees and members of the local community.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Tujunga Spreading Grounds
12555 Sheldon Street
Sun Valley CA 91352
Note: The event location has no physical address, so above is the address next door for ease of navigation. Our Facility is clearly marked and there is on-site parking.
City Council President Nury Martinez, 6th District
President Cynthia McClain-Hill, Board of Water and Power Commissioners
Martin L. Adams, LADWP General Manager and Chief Engineer
Keith Lilley, Los Angeles County Public Works Deputy Director of Water Resources Core Service Area
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO & BACKGROUND
LADWP collaborated with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD) on the 150-acre project to double the annual groundwater recharge capacity of the San Fernando Groundwater Basin to 16,000 acre-foot on average, with the potential to provide enough water to 64,000 households on an annual basis. Expansion of this stormwater capture site was accomplished by reconfiguring the 20 original smaller stormwater capture basins into nine wider and deeper basins.
This project was awarded a $3.2 million grant through Proposition 84’s Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, and a $7 million grant through Proposition 1’s Storm Water Grant Program. LACFCD also contributed $6.3 million towards the construction of the project.
Aside from the enhancement of the spreading grounds, the renovation beautifies the facility and now provides an open space and walking path that is open to the community.
LADWP Media Relations: 213-367-1323