By: Jonathan Quan, Public Agency Chair

I’d like to share a project that I was involved in acquiring property for.

The Venice Auxiliary Pumping Plant(VAPP) will be constructed next to the existing Venice Pumping Plant (VPP) located at 140 Hurricane Street in the community of Venice, CA. It will create redundancy, increase, capacity, and ensure the resiliency of the City’s wastewater system. The existing Venice Pumping Plant has five pumps, which are currently at full capacity during peak flow.  VAPP is urgently needed to prevent potential sewage spills into the Venice canal and area waterways during extreme wet weather events such as 10-year storm events by providing additional combined pumping capacity of 87 million gallons per day, redundancy to the pumping capacity to improve system reliability, and allow for regular service and maintenance activities. Major project components of the proposed Project would include:

  • One electrical building approximately 32-feet in height
  • Three pumps constructed below ground level
  • Utility connections, transformers and generators
  • A 17-feet x 17-feet, submerged diversion structure, the top of which will be below the lowest elevation of the Grand Canal
  • A 66-inch sewer line to connect VAPP to the new diversion structure
  • Landscaping, green open space and parking at 128 Hurricane St.

Project Renderings: