Tujunga Spreading Grounds

We broke ground on the Tujunga Spreading Grounds Stormwater Capture Project in August. This project will increase groundwater recharge of the San Fernando Groundwater Basin and will provide the city with an additional 5 billion gallons of water annually! What's more it'll really be an improvement for our community. We'll see opportunities for additional open green space. This is an opportunity for the Sixth District to contribute to the city in a way that also makes our community more beautiful. Thanks to the leadership of many folks, we were also able to keep many trucks off the road during this project, by using an innovative conveyor belt to ship off the excess dirt to a recycling facility.

ground breaking

LADWP and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFCD) are working together to enhance the 150-acre Tujunga Spreading Grounds, an important groundwater recharge project that will help enhance local water supplies and reduce L.A.’s reliance on expensive imported water.

Enhancements include the deepening and reconfiguring of spreading basins as well as the installation of new intake structures. Aside from recharging the aquifer, the renovation will beautify the facility and allow for passive recreation on community open space. The project received a $3.4 million grant through the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) under Proposition 84.

Artist rendering of project