City Breaks Ground On Water Desalter

Nearly 25 years after first detecting problems with local groundwater supplies, city officials broke ground Wednesday on the $66.3 million North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Desalter.

Set to be completed in late 2021, the facility will include a treatment plant, three monitoring wells and 2,000 feet of pipeline on 5 acres of currently vacant land near Las Posas and Somis roads.

About 20% of the project’s total cost is being offset by federal and state grants, as well as Metropolitan Water District incentives.