West Basin Municipal Water District

  • CA

About Us

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is a California Special District that provides potable and recycled water to local public and investor-owned utilities in the coastal area of Los Angeles County.  West Basin serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu.  West Basin is a national leader in water recycling, conservation, ocean-water desalination exploration, water resource management, and education programs.  West Basin, headquartered in Carson, is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

West Basin operates a major water recycling facility and three satellite locations, including the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo, the largest treatment facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 300 sites.  West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of high quality "designer" recycled water used for commercial, industrial and irrigation purposes.  West Basin is also researching environmentally responsible ocean-water desalination and currently operates a Water Education Center in Redondo Beach.