Venice Dual Force Main Project

Venice Dual Force Main Project

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will construct a 54-inch diameter force main sewer to supplement the 48-in diameter force main sewer built in 1960.

The Project
The new parallel system will operate in conjunction with the existing 48-inch force main. With the systems working together, sewage flow from the Venice Pumping Plant can be conveyed to the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa del Rey using either or both force mains. The project will also replace backup generators of the Venice Pumping Plant. The project objectives are to increase sewage capacity, create pipeline redundancy and allow for maintenance of the system.

The existing aging and deteriorating 50-year-old sewer is at risk to overflow during peak wet weather conditions. LA Sanitation must protect the public from a potential sewage spill by adding capacity and redundancy.

Project Timing
The project will start in early Spring 2017 and be complete by Summer 2020.

What should I expect during construction?
The Final Environmental Impact Report has been adopted. A micro-tunneling construction method will be used along the alignment to reduce construction impacts. The only exception is the southern-most 1,000 feet of the sewer which will be constructed by open trenching.

Expected construction hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in most areas. Night work, if required, will be from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. with advance notice.

Traffic will be affected.
There will be temporary parking restrictions. Signs will be posted in advance with details. Safety barriers will be used in all construction areas. Trucks and large equipment will be used during construction. Dust will be controlled at all times. Driveway access will be maintained for businesses and residents for deliveries and trash pickup.

Who do I contact if I have a question about this project?


LA Sanitation Public Affairs Office
(213) 978-0333

For inquiries after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, please call the LA Sanitation Customer Care Center at (800) 773-2489.

Download the Venice Dual Force Main Project Fact Sheet


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