LVL facility

WRD Leo J. Vander Lans AWTF

WRD's Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility (LVL) was built in 2003 and expanded in 2014. This facility produces 8 million gallons per day (mgd) of advanced treated water. This facility is located in the City of Long Beach and provides advanced treated water to the Alamitos Barrier in Long Beach, playing a vital role in the Central Groundwater Basin. LVL receives Title 22 (tertiary treated recycled water) from the adjacent Los Angeles County Sanitation District's Long Beach Water Reclamation Plant. In addition, this water replenishes the groundwater supply.


The Seawater Barriers which are owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Department of  Public Works  have been successfully protecting and supplying the fresh water aquifers in the WRD service area for decades. WRD also works closely with the Orange County Water District to ensure that the water demands at the barrier are fulfilled through the use of recycled water as opposed to imported water.