SUEZ renews the contract to operate one of the largest wastewater recycling plants in the United States
West Basin Municipal Water District has renewed its contract with SUEZ to operate and maintain the Edward C. Little Facility in El Segundo, CA, and its three satellite plants. The five-year renewal, worth a total of c. €67 million, began January 1, 2020 and runs through the end of 2024.
The Edward C. Little facility is one of the largest water recycling operations of its kind in the United States, producing about 150 000 m3 of water every day and conserving water resources in one of the nation’s most drought-prone regions. From 1994 to date, SUEZ has thus helped West Basin produce more than 750 million m3 of recycled water.
The facility produces five different qualities of custom-made recycled water to meet the specific needs of West Basin’s municipal, commercial and industrial customers (gardens watering, irrigation, supplying industrial boilers and cooling towers and indirect drinking water). Edward C. Little also produces 45 000 m3 of barrier water every day for aquifers replenishment that protects South Bay’s coastal groundwater reservoirs from seawater intrusion from the Pacific Ocean.