JB Latham Treatment Plant

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  • Location: Dana Point; adjacent to SOCWA headquarters
  • Type of Facility: Conventional activated sludge treatment facility
  • Total Capacity: 13 million gallons per day
  • Average Capacity Used Today: Approx. 6.7 million gallons per day
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Last Major Enhancement: 2016

Interesting Fact

  • The JB Latham facility produces its own energy! Roughly 50 percent of the plant runs on methane gas that is a byproduct of the treatment process.

Treatment Processes

  • Screening
  • Grit removal
  • Primary clarification
  • Secondary treatment
  • Secondary clarification
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Solids dewatering

Address: 34156 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629