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Bill Rosendahl - Council District 11

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Students Tour Hyperion Treatment Plant

On May 23, Councilman Rosendahl invited Junior Inspectors from Braddock Elementary School to tour the Hyperion Treatment Plant as part of National Public Works Week. The City of Los Angeles Street Services Bureau, Investigation and Enforcement Division coordinates the Junior Inspectors program which encourages students to participate in improving their communities by protecting storm drains, recycling, and reporting nuisances such as illegal dumping to the City.

The Junior Inspectors visited Hyperion Treatment Plant, the oldest and largest wastewater treatment facility in the City. The plant has been operating since 1894. Initially built as a raw sewage discharge point into the Santa Monica Bay, it has been upgraded over the years to partial secondary treatment (1950), and most recently to full secondary treatment (1998). Hyperion limits wastewater pollution in the world-renowned Santa Monica Bay, protecting the natural beauty of the bay and protecting public health of Los Angeles residents and visitors.

- Nicole Velasquez
Mar Vista and Del Rey Field Deputy

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