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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Location Photos


Metropolitan has properties throughout southern California with unique, diverse and visually impactful looks.  The photos above offers a brief glimpse of what we have to offer. Return to the Film Permitting Program.

They include photos of:

Office Building

Treatment Plants



Pumping Stations



​Filming requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and require written MWD approval.  Below are some of the guidelines:

  • Scouting requests require two business days' notice.

  • Filming request requires three weeks' notice.

  • Metropolitan's safety regulations must be obeyed at all times.

  • Film Company shall provide a full time monitor.

  • All special effects must be fully disclosed and include a MSDS.

  • A full list of all visitors shall be provided prior to filming.


​Film rates are based on the scope of each request considering these factors:

•             Size of film operation

•             Area used for filming

•             Duration of filming

•             Production Value

•             Type of activity

•             Cost to MWD/Impact to MWD's Operation

•             Market

The following rates are for estimation only and will be developed based on the requestor's written proposal. The rates are subject to change congruent to the filming scope.

Daily Film Rate:                                $3,000 to $12,000

Daily Film Prep/Strike                     $1,500 to $6,000

Location Photos

Metropolitan has properties throughout southern California with unique, diverse, and visually impactful looks.   See our locations.

Key Contacts

Doing Business Contacts:

Business Outreach Program
John Arena, Manager
(213) 217-5519

Water Innovation & Tech.
Wigs Mendoza, Manager
(213) 217-7631

Professional Services
Olivia Freeman, Manager
(213) 217-7218

Construction Services
Spec Desk
(213) 217-6515

Purchasing Services

John Poli, Manager
(213) 217-7574

Secondary Land Use
Real Estate Services
(213) 217-7750


Land Use/Filming

Real Estate Services
(213) 217-7750

Location Photos