However, Burbank receives groundwater credits based on the amount of water BWP imports to Burbank that eventually makes it way down to underground aquifers.
BWP purchases imported water that customers use for landscape irrigation and other uses that percolate down into underground aquifer. Burbank receives groundwater credits for 20% of the total water distributed in Burbank including recycled water.
Using the groundwater credits, BWP pumps from wells in Burbank and then treats the water to remove volatile organic compounds. All drinking water in Burbank meets or exceeds State and Federal standards including chromium.
Untreated Water Stored as Groundwater
TradingRecycled Water for Ground Water Credits
BWP recently signed an agreement to supply Los Angeles with recycled water in exchange for additional groundwater credits.