- Reclamation awards $7.5 million for communities to prepare and respond to drought
- Warm, Dry Conditions Lead to Below Average Snowpack
- State Agencies Present Framework for Voluntary Agreements to Improve Habitat and Flow in the Delta
- MWD to Update Plan for Meeting Southern California’s Future Water Needs
- Snowpack Remains Below Average According to DWR Survey
City Breaks Ground on Pure Water Oceanside
The City of Oceanside hopes to become the first city in San Diego County to be drinking recycled water by 2022. Earlier this week the city broke ground on Pure Water Oceanside, a project that will purify recycled water and then inject the treated water through wells into the Mission Basin aquifer.
The project will cost $67 million, but will provide 32% of the city’s water supply or 3 to 5 million gallons per day once complete.
“The City of Oceanside is proud to be a leader in sustainability, with our dedicated team spearheading multiple programs that protect and conserve natural resources,” said Dale. “Pure Water Oceanside marks the next big step for our City and a larger movement for the region as a whole to create sustainable water supplies in San Diego County. The project will safeguard against drought, reduce our dependence on increasingly expensive imported water, provide an environmentally friendly alternative to transporting water, and create an exceptionally pure drinking water supply.”