West Basin Draft Environmental Impact Report Release To Be Announced

In compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, West Basin is currently preparing a Draft EIR to examine the project’s potential effects on the environment, indicate measures to avoid or mitigate those effects, and identify a reasonable range of alternatives to the project. No decision can be made without that information. The Draft EIR’s release is scheduled for public review in 2017. Learn more about the schedule by visiting the EIR page. 

West Basin takes the EIR and public participation in the environmental review process very seriously and has a long track record of commitment to the environment, carefully considering public comments, and presenting the public with a thorough analysis when we conduct an environmental review. When the Draft report is available for review, West Basin will broadly notify the public and communicate directly with those who have provided us with contact information.

Ocean Water Desalination Briefings

Learn how West Basin is exploring responsible ocean water desalination to diversify its water supply portfolio. By joining a free community briefing you will get an overview of the desalination program and take a tour of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo to see some of the same technologies utilized for wastewater purification and desalination. To sign up for an upcoming event and to learn more about West Basin’s free water education programs, click the link here.

West Basin's Ocean Water Desalination EIR Notice of Preparation Released

On August 31, 2015 West Basin Municipal Water District formally released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a full- scale ocean water desalination facility Environmental Impact Report (EIR). For the full details please see the downloadable document. A public scoping meeting was held on September 30, 2015 from 6-8 PM at the West Basin Municipal Water District Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo.


What: Public Scoping Meeting

Date: September 30, 2015

Time: 6:00 PM (commencing promptly at 6:00 PM, ending no later than 8:00 PM)

Place: Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility

1935 South Hughes Way

El Segundo 90245

NOP Cover Sheet

click here to download the report