Water Quality Reports

BWP is dedicated to providing clean, high quality water services to our community. View Burbank’s latest Annual Water Quality Report to learn more!
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See how BWP has continued to provide safe, high quality water to the City of Burbank for over 100 years.

2018 Water Quality Report

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2017 Water Quality Report

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2016 Water Quality Report

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2015 Water Quality Report

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Groundwater Treatment

 

BWP buys untreated water from MWD. The water comes from the San Francisco Bay Delta and the Colorado River in Northern California. We spread the water on the ground (at the Pacoima and Lopez spreading grounds), where it percolates into the San Fernando Ground Water Basin. However, portions of the groundwater basin are contaminated from activities related to the former Lockheed Corporation’s aircraft manufacturing plant in Burbank. The EPA designated the basin as a Superfund site in 1986 and ordered Lockheed to construct the Burbank Operable Unit treatment plant (BOU). BWP runs the BOU, which became operational in 1996.

When we need the groundwater, we pump it out of the ground and treat it at the BOU. It is a facility that is highly regulated by the EPA, and we work closely with them, the State’s Division of Drinking Water, and Lockheed-Martin, to ensure that the BOU cleans up the groundwater basin and provides drinking water that meets or exceeds all mandated drinking water standards.

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