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Mayor Garcetti Breaks Ground On Recycled Water Plant

One of the best untapped resources for water is right here in our homes. A new water recycling plant is using that resource to add millions of gallons to LA's water supply. 

Mayor Eric Garcetti took part in the ground breaking for an additional water recycling plant in San Pedro on Wednesday. The mayor says the plant is part of ``aggressive water conservation'' efforts to combat the drought.

The new plant will double current production to produce 12 million gallons of water per day. That’s enough to provide daily water to 67,000 Los Angeles residents. This will reduce Los Angeles’ use of imported water

The plant uses microfiltration, reverse osmosis, stabilization and disinfection processes to purify the water. Construction on the new plant will be completed in 2017.

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