The Seaside City Council recently approved the purchase of 407 acre-feet per year of recycled water capacity for $7.5 million from Marina Coast Water District. The purchase is one of the last steps needed for Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) to begin supplying Seaside with over 132 million gallons per year of recycled water.
The recycled water is expected to begin flowing in the coming weeks and will be used to irrigate the City-owned Bayonet and Black Horse golf courses and reduce pumping from the Seaside Groundwater Basin.
The new recycled water supply will provide many benefits. According to MCWD General Manager Remleh Scherzinger, “recycled water will free up much-needed groundwater to support future development at Campus Town, offset Seaside’s current usage, and increase opportunities for affordable housing in Seaside. Everyone in the region will benefit from this new highly reliable water source in one way or another.”
Seaside Mayor Ian Oglesby expressed support when he stated, “The City of Seaside is proud to partner with the Marina Coast Water District on the recycled water project. This project positions the City to control our water destiny and will enable us to move critical housing projects forward.”