California’s Focus on the Conservation of Stormwater

California’s Focus on the Conservation of Stormwater

If you’ve been reading the news, California Governor Newsom this week declared a state of emergency as the state endures a massive drought.

“As the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought, it’s critical that Californians across the state redouble our efforts to save water in every way possible,” Newsom said in a statement.
One of the solutions, while we wait for weather patterns to help change the conditions, is the conservation of stormwater here in California. G3 Quality is proud to partner with Los Angeles County in the environmental infrastructure project to repurpose water.

You may have noticed storm channels across Southern California. The large concrete channels divert street water from the San Gabriel and Los Angeles rivers, and some of them date back 100 years. These concrete channels work as a facility to capture stormwater for later use. This advanced stormwater capture project provides a locally-sourced water supply, weaning cities and water districts from dependence on more expensive, imported water from Northern California and the Colorado River.

Cleaning the Water 

Repurposing water is the function of this stormwater conservation project. This infrastructure project intercepts water traveling to Alamitos Bay and redirects it to a twin centrifuge-type machine called a hydrodynamic. This machine removes the garbage, sediments, and grime that is further directed to a landfill, filtering it out of the water. The treated water is sent through a massive pipe into an underground cistern, or liquid holding tank, 660-feet long and 14 feet high. Here the wasteful water slowly percolates through porous gravel into the ground to further clean itself. The water is then pumped out as potable, or water we can drink.

G3 Quality’s Role

G3 Quality is proud to be a partner with Los Angeles County in this massive environmental infrastructure project. Our role lies in quality control. We provide on-site concrete sampling, structure backfill testing, compaction control, and geotechnical services. All of these services are to ensure the safest possible quality. 

When it comes to your water source, the state of California has to be careful. That’s why Los Angeles County chose to partner with G3 Quality for the best quality care from carefully trained skilled professionals. 

At G3, we are industry leaders who are always embracing change and excellence. We are an elite team of engineers and professionals who provide world-class quality management, pavement engineering, construction inspection and testing on infrastructure projects throughout California and the Western United States.

To learn more about how G3 Quality can contribute knowledge, expertise, consulting, and professional services to your project, contact us