Sanitation opens its reconstructed N. Hollywood wastewater conveyance facility.

A group photo with a ceremonial ribbon cutting included Councilman Paul Krekorian; Art Dibene, Wastewater Collection Supervisor; Aura Garcia, Board of Public Works President; Susana Reyes, Board of Public Works Commissioner; Simboa Wright, Wastewater Collection Worker II; John L. Reamer Jr., Public Works Inspector; Ted Allen, City Engineer; Barbara Romero, General Manager and Director; Traci Minamide, Chief Operating Officer; Julie Allen, Assistant Director; and Sanitation staff.

Growing the Flow

Photos by Jose Lozano, LA Sanitation and Environment

On April 10, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment celebrated the opening of the newly reconstructed North Hollywood Conveyance Facility, which has been redesigned to better support community residents in the East San Fernando Valley. The rebuild was designed to improve wastewater management throughout the area with the convenience of a more modern and environmentally sound infrastructure. 

“This spring’s extraordinary rainfall has reminded us all of our need to maintain the maximum capacity and efficiency of our wastewater management resources,” said Council President Paul Krekorian, whose district includes the new project. “The reconstruction of the North Hollywood Conveyance Facility is only the first in a series of updates to this critically important system. The completion of the North Hollywood site is a major milestone.”

The building features high-efficiency solar panels as well as a cool roof. 

Staff and dignitaries in front of a Vactor truck and the new conveyance facility.

The North Hollywood Conveyance Facility is the second of the five existing conveyance facilities slated for complete redevelopment. Public Works/Engineering’s Architectural Division has been working with Sanitation and Public Works/Contract Administration since 2006 in planning these facilities for design and construction. 

The reconstruction of the North Hollywood facility, which was built originally in 1967, took approximately two years. 

In March, Sanitation also celebrated the opening of another major distribution project – the Venice/Playa del Rey Dual Force Main sewer line.

Congratulations to all for the completion of this important conveyance system.