It’s been nearly a year since the California Coastal Commission gave an Orange County water district the green light to build a new desalination plant in Dana Point. So I decided to check in to see how the project is coming along.
The world’s largest water recycling plant just got even bigger.
The final expansion of Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System has been completed.
The Pure Water San Diego Program was pushed into action at the very start of November, 2022. City leaders gathered on the first of the month to discuss one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the county. Pure Water San Diego is a program that intends to use proven water purification technology to clean recycled water and produce safe, high quality drinking water.
The largest water recycling plant in the world can be found in Fountain Valley, California, and work is underway to make it even bigger.
According to the Orange County Water District, its Groundwater Replenishment System takes about 110 million gallons of wastewater from the county’s sanitation district every day that would normally be dumped in the Pacific Ocean.
Officials have broken ground on a water recycling plant in East County, amid negotiations to resolve a pipeline dispute that threatens the $950 million system.
More than 150 people gathered Wednesday in Santee to celebrate the Advanced Water Purification Project, which should eventually treat more than 11 million gallons a day.
People wearing business suits and hard hats broke ground Wednesday in Santee for the East County Advanced Water Purification Plant.
It’s part of a plan of four East County water agencies to take wastewater, that’s now treated and dumped in the ocean, and turn it into water that’s clean enough to drink.
The water recycling plant is expected to provide 11.5 million gallons a day of purified wastewater for East County ratepayers.
San Diego’s revolutionary project to ensure an adequate supply of drinking water by recycling it received the final go-ahead on Thursday. The City Council authorized Mayor Kevin Faulconer to award construction contracts for the $614 million first phase of the project, which will produce 30 million gallons a day beginning in 2021. “This will be one of the most important infrastructure projects in city history and puts San Diego on the path to water independence for the first time,” Faulconer said. “Pure Water will deliver a safe, reliable and sustainable source of water for all San Diegans for generations to come. It’s just the latest example of how we’re leaving a cleaner San Diego than the one we inherited.”