2016-04-29: Tour of the Weymouth Water Treatment Plant

Tour of the Weymouth Water Treatment Plant
700 Moreno Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 392-5000

Friday, April 29, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The F.E. Weymouth Treatment Plant in the city of La Verne is the first treatment plant built by Metropolitan. It largely serves Los Angeles and Orange counties. Completed in 1940, it is noted for its Mission Revival-style architecture. The plant was part of the district’s Colorado River Aqueduct construction project. Today, it treats water from the Colorado River and the State Water Project, which imports supplies from Northern California. Weymouth has a treatment capacity of 520 million gallons a day, the equivalent of filling the Rose Bowl every four hours.

Weymouth is also the location of Metropolitan’s state-of-the-art water quality lab where more than 250,000 water quality tests are conducted each year. The laboratory’s primary purpose is to safeguard the drinking water served to nearly 19 million Southern California residents.

The tour is limited to 25 people, first come, first served. If you would like to attend, please email Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at office@scalacs.org no later than Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Tour participants should be prepared to present identification prior to entering the plant. Anyone failing to present proper identification, when requested, will not be allowed to participate on the tour. All participants must wear closed toe shoes and pants and be able to walk without assistance and climb stairs. Anyone in shorts, dresses, or high heels will not be allowed to tour.