Sanitation opens one of its biggest ongoing projects

The Pipes Are Calling

Pulling the symbolic lever to officially open the Dual Force Main sewer line project were (from left) John Reamer, Inspector of Public Works/Contract Administration; Susanna Reyes, Commissioner, Board of Public Works; Barbara Romero, Director and General Manager, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment; District 11 Councilwoman Traci Park; Tracy Quinn, Heal the Bay; and Ted Allen, City Engineer.

On March 16, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Public Works/Sanitation and Environment celebrated the completion and opening of one of its most prominent projects – the Dual Force Main sewer line. The project constructed a second main sewer line from the Venice pumping plant to the Hyperion Water Treatment Plant in southern Playa del Rey.

The new force main sewer will be used in tandem with the existing force main sewer to provide sewage conveyance capacity, pipeline redundancy, and the ability to assess and conduct maintenance activities on the existing line, which dates from 1960.

Construction on the second-line project began in 2017.

Several departments contributed efforts to make the project a reality, including Public Works/Engineering, Public Works/Contract Administration, Mayor’s Office, City Council, LADOT, and others.

Congratulations to all!