San Diego City Council Approves Innovative Recycled Drinking Water Project

The first phase of Pure Water San Diego is scheduled to begin construction in 2019. This is the city’s phased, multi-year program that will provide one-third of San Diego’s water supply locally by 2035. Pure Water will use proven purification technology to recycle wastewater into 30 million gallons a day of safe, high-quality drinking water.

Funding for the project comes from the USEPA and will cover 49 percent of the $1.25 billion project. The program will eventually recycle up to 83 million gallons of wastewater a day, replacing increasingly restricted supplies from the Colorado River. Full article.