LA Sanitation Receives Three National Environmental Achievement Awards at 2017 NACWA Winter Conference

Director of L.A.'s Bureau of Sanitation, Enrique Zaldivar receives National Environmental Achievement Award

LA Sanitation received three 2017 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) on Monday February 6th during NACWA’s 2017 Winter Conference. These prestigious national awards were granted for three different LA Sanitation environmental projects.

LASAN received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award for the Avalon Green Alley Network, where abandoned and trash-filled alleys were redeveloped with permeable pavement and native plants into a network of Green Alleys designed to recapture storm water and prevent flooding.

LASAN’s Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) Expansion Project received the Research & Technology Award. The Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant AWPF Expansion Project doubles the capacity of recycled water produced at the Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant from 6 million gallons per day to 12 million gallons per day. Recycled water produced at the plant is used to prevent seawater intrusion into ground water supplies at the Dominguez Gap, as well as for industrial use and to replace water lost to evaporation at Machado Lake.

LASAN also received the Public Information & Education Award for the Guide to Green Chemistry & Educational Webinar Series. This series promotes sustainable chemical practices nationwide, and builds a nationwide collaborative network of green chemistry experts, pollution prevention professionals, public works agencies and educational institutions.

These national environmental awards are a testimony to the innovation and national leadership at LA Sanitation.  Through integration, innovation and collaboration, we are protecting the public health and the environment while improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 

About LA Sanitation

As the lead agency for the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, ​LA ​Sanitation protects public health and the environment through the administration and management of three program areas: Clean Water (Wastewater), Solid Resources (Solid Waste Management) and Watershed Protection (Stormwater). These infrastructure programs collect, treat, recycle, and dispose the solid and liquid waste generated by the nation’s second largest city of more than four million residents. Through these essential public service programs, LA Sanitation delivers a triple bottom line of economic, environmental, and social benefits that sustain the quality of life in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.lacitysan.org.