Socialize

Cerritos begins providing recycled water service to Forest Lawn Memorial Park

The City of Cerritos is now providing recycled water service to Forest Lawn Memorial Park as of August 8. In addition to helping Forest Lawn save more than 250 acre-feet of potable water annually, the expanded service also is expected to generate approximately $50,000 in annual revenue for the City. Forest Lawn has more than 100 acres of lawn area that was previously irrigated with potable water for more than 50 years.

The City of Cerritos embarked on the project to expand the City’s recycled water system to serve Forest Lawn in December 2014. The project involved the construction of approximately 8,200 lineal feet of 16-inch-diameter recycled water pipeline starting from the City of Cerritos and continuing through a portion of the cities of Lakewood and Cypress. The new pipeline crosses two bridges: Coyote Creek, which is shared between Los Angeles County and Orange County, and Moody Creek, located within the Forest Lawn facility.

The project was completed in December 2015, with final approvals received from the State and OC Department of Health in July 2016. The total project cost was approximately $2.6 million. Roughly $1 million of that amount was funded by a California Department of Water Resources grant, with the remaining cost funded by Forest Lawn. The City of Cerritos is responsible for maintaining the water line and related infrastructure.

“With this latest service to Forest Lawn, the City’s recycled water system continues to benefit numerous local agencies, in addition to our own community” stated Cerritos Mayor George Ray. “As a result of the City’s leadership and foresight in this area, our neighborhoods are blessed with beautiful green parks, schools, lawns and landscaped areas.”

The City of Cerritos is committed to conserving natural resources through the use of a recycled water distribution system, one of the largest systems in California with a 22-mile underground loop. Since 1988 when the system was constructed, the use of recycled water has saved approximately 815 million gallons of drinking water every year.

The recycled water system is used to irrigate more than 200 acres of City-owned property, including the majority of the City’s medians, parks, parkways, decorative fountains and schools. In addition to Forest Lawn, the recycled water system transports water to various local agencies, including the ABC Unified School District, Artesia Cemetery, Caltrans, Central Basin Municipal Water District, Cerritos College, Cerritos Post Office, Cerritos Regional Park, City of Lakewood and Valley Christian Schools.

Various privately owned landscaped areas such as those at Cerritos Towne Center, portions of the Cerritos Auto Square and some churches, nurseries and housing developments in the City are also irrigated with recycled water. The recycled water is billed monthly at about half the cost of drinking water.

Cerritos receives its recycled water from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County’s Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant, which produces up to 37.5 million gallons of recycled water every day. Originating from industries, businesses and homes, the waste water is treated by a three-stage process by the Sanitation District before being used for irrigation.

 

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

2 Responses to Cerritos begins providing recycled water service to Forest Lawn Memorial Park

  1. Water water Reply

    August 15, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Cerritos begins providing recycled water to Forest Lawn

    The City of Cerritos is now providing recycled water service to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress as of August 8.

    In addition to helping Forest Lawn save more than 250 acre-feet of potable water annually, the expanded service also is expected to generate approximately $50,000 in annual revenue for the city. Forest Lawn has more than 100 acres of lawn area that was previously irrigated with potable water for more than 50 years.

    Cerritos embarked on the project to expand the city’s recycled water system to serve Forest Lawn in December 2014. The project involved the construction of approximately 8,200 lineal feet of 16-inch-diameter recycled water pipeline starting from Cerritos and continuing through a portion of the cities of Lakewood and Cypress.

    The new pipeline crosses two bridges: Coyote Creek, which is shared between Los Angeles County and Orange County, and Moody Creek, located within the Forest Lawn facility.

    The project was completed in December 2015, with final approvals received from the state and OC Department of Health in July 2016. The total project cost was approximately $2.6 million. Roughly $1 million of that amount was funded by a California Department of Water Resources grant, with the remaining cost funded by Forest Lawn.

    Cerritos is responsible for maintaining the water line and related infrastructure.

    “With this latest service to Forest Lawn, the city’s recycled water system continues to benefit numerous local agencies, in addition to our own community” said Cerritos Mayor George Ray. “As a result of the City’s leadership and foresight in this area, our neighborhoods are blessed with beautiful green parks, schools, lawns and landscaped areas.”

    Cerritos officials said the city “is committed to conserving natural resources” through the use of a recycled water distribution system, one of the largest systems in California with a 22-mile underground loop. Since 1988 when the system was constructed, the use of recycled water has saved approximately 815 million gallons of drinking water every year.

    The recycled water system is used to irrigate more than 200 acres of city-owned property, including the majority of the city’s medians, parks, parkways, decorative fountains and schools.

    In addition to Forest Lawn, the recycled water system transports water to various local agencies, including the ABC Unified School District, Artesia Cemetery, Caltrans, Central Basin Municipal Water District, Cerritos College, Cerritos Post Office, Cerritos Regional Park, City of Lakewood and Valley Christian Schools.

    Various privately owned landscaped areas such as those at Cerritos Towne Center, portions of the Cerritos Auto Square and some churches, nurseries and housing developments in the city are also irrigated with recycled water. The recycled water is billed monthly at about half the cost of drinking water.

    Cerritos receives its recycled water from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County’s Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant, which produces up to 37.5 million gallons of recycled water every day. Originating from industries, businesses and homes, the waste water is treated by a three-stage process by the Sanitation District before being used for irrigation

  2. Dead water rites Reply

    August 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

    WATER TO THE COFFINS………….

    Glad to read that the city of Cerritos recycled water will be making some income from selling the allotments to nearby Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cypress.

    Saddened Cerritos City Council in 2015 did not show due diligence, in delivering water to El Rancho Verde Park in Cerritos, and also to the 250-300, Cerritos Island properties, which share water out of La Palma, paying double the water rates. This is a very sad day for the people in the Island’s Community, who pays Cerritos tax property taxes, Buy Cerritos, and have to purchase water consumption from the city of La Palma at Double the rate, plus a questionable drought standards.

    Cerritos 1956-2016

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwmOsfN4TPw&feature=youtu.be

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsARqqCzUkA&feature=youtu.be

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp7Tuz2u_mo&feature=youtu.be

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8sT1NEWEUM&feature=youtu.be

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUO7aQkbD4Y&feature=youtu.be

    This is just typical of how the city council operates, they are not showing due diligence to all 90703, but kiss butt to Cypress. Dead people in grave get water, but the 300 living families in Cerritos have to suck water in from another county.

    The city of Cerritos subsidizes the water rates supplies for 15,000 properties, , but will not subsidize the water rates for the 300 island homes. This is not fair and it’s illegal. Plus the city of Cerritos operate the beautiful Park, El Rancho Verde, but it is dying because of lack of irrigation water compared to the other parks in the city of Cerritos because of Rancho Verde Park is being irritated in the city of La Palma which has heavy restrictions, and operates out of OC and not LA Co.

    www.loscerritosnews.net/2016/08/10/cerritos-begins-providing-recycled-water-service-to-forest-lawn-memorial-park/#respond

Have a comment?