El Segundo’s Water Division supplies water to the City's customers, performs the operation, maintenance and repair of the City's water distribution system, performs meter reading activities, monitors water quality daily and weekly using certified laboratory services and administers a Cross Connection Control program to ensure that backflow prevention devices are properly maintained to prevent cross-connections between the distribution system and potential sources of contamination
Water Division staff maintain the distribution system pipes, fire hydrants, valves, pumps, meters and reservoirs. The. All Water Division staff members hold Water Distribution Operator Certification that meets or exceeds the level required by the California Department of Health Services. The Engineering Division also supports the Water Division by administering the annual CIP program for water mains, conducting technical studies, such as the Urban Water Management Plan every five years, coordinating with new development to ensure protection of the City’s water distribution system and recommending rate structures that are designed to cover the cost of operating a water utility. Where Does El Segundo’s Water Come From? The City of El Segundo purchases 100% of its potable water from West Basin Municipal Water District, who in turn receives its water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Met’s water sources include both the Colorado River and from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Northern California. MWD treats all its water prior to distribution at its Filtration Plants to standards set by the State of California before delivery to the city. MWD water exceeds all Federal E.P.A. and California Department of Health Services water supply standards.