Carollo Engineers will be the overall Project Manager, leading the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation (LASAN) and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) as they develop/implement the "One Water LA 2040" Plan. The plan is a part of Los Angeles' efforts to focus on expanding their local water sources especially recycled water, groundwater, and runoff capture.
In it's role as Project Manager, Carollo will develop wastewater and stormwater facilities' master plans and city policies with the goal of governing on-site water conservation and reclamation as well as direct stakeholder outreach and communication programs.
In the next 12 months, Carollo will provide framework, vision, and implementation strategy required to meet near- and long-term water supply challenges. Some of the objectives for Carollo include:
- Coordinating water management activities between all city departments, partners, and stakeholders.
- Improving the health of local watersheds by restoring ecosystems, reducing pollutants in waterways, and returning water to local aquifers.
- Planning for climate change through adaptation strategies.
The organizations envision One Water LA being the standard bearer in terms of integrated approaches to water management across a vast range of residential, commercial, and environmental demands. City leaders hope to use this plan to get the maximum value from every drop of "the region's precious water resources."
LASAN Assistant Director Adel Hagekill further explain the end goal for the One Water LA 2040 Plan, "In the end, One Water LA will ensure the relationship that future generations of residents and ratepayers have with all aspects of water in Los Angeles will be the most reliable, cost-effective, environmentally sound and as healthy as possible. Through One Water LA we are connecting the dots, drops, and hearts of those we serve.”