Facility diverts record-breaking amount of water for recharge

Recharge efforts paying dividends in Central California

United Water Conservation District (UWCD) announced last week the Freeman Diversion facility diverted 148,000 acre-feet of water for groundwater recharge in 2023. The facility typically diverts an average of 60,000 acre-feet a year to refill aquifers beneath the Oxnard Plain and slow seawater intrusion. “The Freeman Diversion is a vital …

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Western Municipal invests in groundwater banking

State fast-tracks groundwater recharge project to capture flood waters

Western Municipal Water District is capitalizing on the recent wet weather Southern California has been having by making a substantial investment in its groundwater banking program, taking a major step to enhance its water supply for its customers. “A water bank functions much like a personal savings account but for …

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Sweetwater explores energy generation with floating solar array

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) is making strides toward carbon neutrality and costs savings by pursuing a floating solar array on Sweetwater Reservoir. The first of its kind in California, the project would significantly offset the Authority’s current energy demands by about 66 percent and reduce the Authority’s current electricity costs by …

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Adelanto joins Mojave Basin “One Water” plan

Partnership to generate water, jobs for tribal and farmworker communities

The City of Adelanto is the latest in a series of partnerships in recent days that has joined with Fenner Gap Mutual Water Company and Victor Valley water agencies to develop an integrated water management and infrastructure investment plan for the Mojave Basin region. As part of the agreement, Fenner …

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Sterling Natural Resource Center goes online

Cal Water Begins Delivering Recycled Water for Tesoro Viejo Master Mutual Water Company

The Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC) came online last week, recycling its ‘first drop of water’ at the brand new facility in Highland, Calif. East Valley Water District made the announcement that operations have begun at the state-of-the-art reclamation facility that will recycle up to 8 million gallons of wastewater …

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