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Hyperion 2035 Program

The first project in the US to use a membrane bioreactor-based purification process on this scale

  • 272

    MGD Capacity

  • $3B

    Program Value

  • Los Angeles, California

    Los Angeles, California

Transforming the City of Los Angeles’ largest wastewater treatment plant to provide a new, sustainable, potable water supply

In Los Angeles, population growth, the region’s intense agricultural industry, reliance on a few water sources, and climate change are all placing immense pressure on its water supplies. The Hyperion 2035 program aims to address water security for the City of Los Angeles by locally sourcing up to 70 per cent of the City’s water and recycling 100 per cent of its wastewater.

In partnership with a major environmental services firm, we are working with the City to develop a planning framework to guide implementation of a major technological redesign of its Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. This technological shift will transition from current processes and systems—including high-purity oxygen activated sludge secondary treatment and ocean discharge—to a potable water production facility employing a membrane bioreactor-based potable water reuse train, making it one of the largest facilities in the world to use this technology.

With reservoirs experiencing historic low levels and climate change negatively impacting water sources like mountain snowpack, the time to act is now. The Hyperion 2035 program will play a critical role in enhancing the City of Los Angeles’ climate change resilience and drought resistance.

At a Glance

Offices
Client
  • City of Los Angeles, California
Partners
  • Carollo Engineers Inc.
Meet Our Team

Zakir Hirani, Vice Principal, Water Reuse Practice Leader

Expertise in membranes and advanced water treatment helps me alleviate water scarcity—achieving sustainability in these changing times.
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Donal (Don) Bassett, Senior Vice President, Water

My career has had a wastewater focus, but potable reuse projects are creating an exciting nexus between wastewater and water technologies.
Donal (Don) Bassett Senior Vice President, Water Read More

Mike Priest, Senior Principal, Senior Process Engineer

I’m driven by assembling all the parts and pieces of a project puzzle to deliver clean, safe water to our communities.
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Robert McCandless, Vice President, North American Water Reuse Treatment Lead

For me, the most rewarding projects are at the forefront in innovative technology or they’re a clever solution to a complex problem.
Robert McCandless Vice President, North American Water Reuse Treatment Lead Read More

Jim Borchardt, Vice President, Civil Engineer

I’m passionate about mentoring the next generation of engineers so they can trust themselves enough to make mistakes and grow from it.
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Michael Adelman, Associate

I’m interested in the intersection of theory and practice—I think good engineering combines both.

Tyler Hadacek, Environmental Engineer

My passion is to deliver quality solutions and to value and invest in the people, clients, and communities I am privileged to serve.

Zakir Hirani

Vice Principal, Water Reuse Practice Leader

Donal (Don) Bassett

Senior Vice President, Water

Mike Priest

Senior Principal, Senior Process Engineer

Robert McCandless

Vice President, North American Water Reuse Treatment Lead

Jim Borchardt

Vice President, Civil Engineer

Michael Adelman

Associate

Tyler Hadacek

Environmental Engineer

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