Come learn about IPR in San Diego at our Chapter Meeting 1/20.
January 08 2010 | Know Your H20,
by Belinda Smith
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The City of San Diego is working to develop local solutions for future water supply reliability. They include the City of San Diego’s:
Recycled Water Program –
• Two water reclamation plants
• These plants treat wastewater to a level that is approved for irrigation, manufacturing and other non-drinking, or non-potable purposes. The North City Plant has the capability to treat 30 million gallons a day and the South Bay Plant can treat 15 million gallons a day. Recycled water gives San Diego a dependable, year-round, locally controlled water resource.
Indirect Potable Reuse/Reservoir Augmentation Demonstration Project -
• Evaluate the feasibility of using advanced water treatment on recycled water.
• Provide a locally-controlled drought-proof supply of high quality water to over half the region’s residents
• Increase recycled water use in the region
• Provide a supply of water with a smaller environmental footprint (including lower carbon emissions) than imported or desalinated water
Recycled Water Study -
• Identify opportunities to increase recycling of wastewater for potable and non-potable uses
• Determine implementation costs
• Determine the extent recycling can off-load the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant