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LASAN works with a wide variety of city departments and outside organizations to protect public health 
and the environment while maintaining focus on Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Back to Basics priority 
outcomes which include enhancing the quality of City services. For example, a Professional Architect & 
Landscape Architect Practitioners Assembly served as a forum to bring architects, landscape architects, 
planners and engineers together to highlight our watersheds’ needs, opportunities and constraints, and 
to put stormwater into a Low Impact Development (LID) context for working professionals.  

Performance Measures & Results 

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Social Media Activity -  Over 13,000 social media followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 
YouTube, and Pinterest.  

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Educational Facilities  - LASAN’s Japanese Garden in Van Nuys hosted over 68,000 visitors and 
128 group tours. Over 18,000 residents and students toured the Hyperion Water Reclamation 
Plant and the Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion.  

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Community Engagement -  Over 7,200 people attended our 6 “Discover Recycling” 2015 Open 
House events, one of our highest attendances ever! Families played games, danced, took home 
free fruit trees & mulch, learned about recycling, and sat in our trucks to operate controls.   

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Outreach Event Participation -  LASAN has visited more than 20 schools; participated in 63 
events, and attended over 20 events. Total number of attendees at events: 141, 995.   

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Stakeholder Involvement - LA Stormwater quarterly e-newsletter is sent to 10,892 stakeholders. 
One Water LA Plan was quarterly meetings with over 300 + stakeholders.  

 

ENERGY GENERATION & RECOVERY  

 

Indication of management commitment (e.g., standard operating procedures; board/executive 
management renewable energy conversion policy, including quantitative goals developed and 
shared with stakeholders)   

 

Internal energy sources evaluated (e.g., biogas, hydropower, heat in wastewater), and/or 
renewable energy sources evaluated on an ongoing basis (e.g., solar, wind, co-digestion)  

 

Recovery of digester gas in a combined heat and power (CHP) system, and boilers in place (for 
process and building heating)   

 

Conversion of digester biogas to electricity and heat, and/or transportation fuel Yes   

 

Solar panels, wind turbines, heat recovery, in conduit hydro, and/or hydroelectric power 
generation systems installed  

LASAN is currently constructing a cogeneration facility at its Hyperion Treatment Plant to convert 
digester gas to heat and power.     

Performance Measures & Results 

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Reduce carbon footprint - More efficient power generation compared to local utility  

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Cost savings in heat and power production - Less expensive electricity compared to power grid 

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Renewable energy-  Using the digester gas as a fuel in gas turbines  

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More reliable electricity, less vulnerable - Hyperion will have availability of both CHP (Combined 
Heat and Power) and grid power