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April 2, 1985
Starting today, the Japanese garden that camouflages Los Angeles' Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in the Sepulveda Basin will be open for tours. Reservations are required. The opening of the 6.5-acre garden, originally planned for the end of last year, was postponed by "leaks in the lakes, paper work, and trying to sift through the very good ideas presented by a lot of experts and a lot of people," said Doris Meyer, San Fernando Valley deputy for Mayor Tom Bradley.
December 16, 1999
The City Council has stepped up its fight against what it considers unfair clean water rules for the Los Angeles River. The council has voted to go to court to block enforcement of new water discharge standards set by the State Water Resources Control Board for the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys and the Los Angeles/Glendale Water Reclamation Plant in the east Valley. Council members set aside up to $300,000 to pay for legal fees. Fines could amount to $6,000 per day.
April 3, 1998
Nearing an end to a years-long debate over septic waste disposal, the City Council has given tentative approval to a program establishing four citywide dump sites. The move helps alleviate pressure on a site within the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys--the only site previously approved for septic waste disposal--and may help eliminate illegal dumping in other areas.
June 3, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
Residents may visit Eden and discuss the issues of the day with City Councilman Marvin Braude on Saturday as he participates in a tour of the 6.5-acre Japanese Garden at Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area. "Anyone who has never seen a Japanese garden should definitely plan on joining this tour" of the Tillman oasis, said Braude, who represents a swath of the Valley including parts of Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana and Woodland Hills.
December 18, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A City Council panel approved a new Septage Waste Hauler Disposal program that takes the pressure off a Valley waste dumping site previously approved as the only one in the city to take waste from septic tanks. The Budget and Finance Committee recommended Tuesday that there be four septage disposal sites.
January 13, 1991
A plan to build a water pipeline through Woodley Golf Course in the Sepulveda Basin that annoyed many golfers, including Councilman Ernani Bernardi, is dead, a Los Angeles city engineering official said Friday. The plan was dropped because city officials found a way to route the pipeline around the 18-hole municipal course without incurring the high extra costs they had feared, said Sal Oregon, Bureau of Engineering liaison to the council.
March 30, 1988 | STEVE PADILLA, Times Staff Writer
The final eight people were appointed Tuesday to a 32-member citizens panel that will help determine the fate of light rail in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs appointed five panel members, and Mayor Tom Bradley appointed three. Other council members announced their appointments earlier this month.
June 25, 1988
The Donald Tillman water reclamation plant behind the Sepulveda Dam at the intersection of the Ventura and San Diego freeways is alive and functioning fine. Aside from the small amount of reclaimed water used at its top-notch Japanese garden, 40 million gallons of pure industrial/agricultural-grade water are dumped into the Los Angeles River every day. Not too far away, completely accessible by public land, lies Sepulveda Pass, joining the Valley and West L.A. What an incredible opportunity for our political leaders to create, at very small expense (the land and water are free)
October 1, 1985
An operator error caused 500 gallons of sewage to spill out of the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant onto Woodley Avenue in Sepulveda Basin Monday, city sanitation officials said. The spill occurred at 12:15 p.m. and was cleaned up by 4 p.m. The incident posed no public health hazard because the sewage was already heavily chlorinated, Del Biagi, director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, said.
August 12, 1990 | LINDA ZIMMERMAN
LIVING IN OUR ARID, desertlike climate in these dry times, we are well aware of the need to employ water-conservation practices. So it's good to know that one of our loveliest public gardens is making plans to use reclaimed water exclusively. The Japanese Garden includes three distinct areas--a Zen garden, a wet strolling garden and a tea garden.
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