For over 100 years, the Long Beach Water Department has provided its customers with a clean, high-quality and reliable supply of drinking water. The Water Department oversees a large network of water infrastructure that provides water to Long Beach residents through more than 90,000 individual water connections.
Long Beach drinking water is known for being one of the best tasting and highest quality municipal water sources throughout the state of California. The Department’s cutting edge Groundwater Treatment Plant, one of the largest in the nation, can produce up to 60 million gallons of water per day for the City of Long Beach.
The Water Department utilizes a state of the art water quality laboratory and strategically located water quality testing stations throughout the city to ensure that Long Beach drinking water quality meets and/or exceeds all state and Federal drinking water standards.
Today, each Long Beach resident uses an average of 109 gallons of water per day. This compares to a statewide average that is much closer to 200 gallons per day. Long Beach residents have made great strides in permanently cutting back their water consumption habits in response to the state’s worsening water supply situation. In doing so, they have helped put Long Beach on the map for being one of the nation’s leaders in water conservation.