Construction begins on $950 million East County water purification plant

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The enchancment Is about to be accomplished in 2026 at A worth of $950 million. This method will create 11.5 million gallons of water per day.

SAN DIEGO — A groundbreaking was held on Wednesday morning with metropolis and water officers in East County for A mannequin new water purification program. The Program is a partnership between 4 businesses that comprise the East County Superior Water Purification Joint Powers Settlement: Padre Dam Municipal Water District, County of San Diego, City of El Cajon and Helix Water District.

The organizations say the program will create A mannequin new, native, sustainable and drought-proof consuming water current using new know-how to purify East San Diego County’s recycled water.

The mannequin new enchancment Is about to be accomplished in 2026 with The utmost value of the enterprise being set at $950 million. It is going to generate As a lot as 11.5 million gallons Of latest water per day Which might account for 30% of current consuming water calls for for East San Diego County residents.

Based mostly on a press launch, the program will use 4 advanced water purification steps To current water That is shut to-distilled in extreme quality. After the advanced water purification course of, the purified water Shall be blended with water in Lake Jennings and dealt with as quickly as extra On the R.M. Levy Water Remedy Plant earlier than being distributed as consuming water.

The Program Can be The primary working recycled water enterprise in East County and the second in San Diego County after Pure Water Oceanside, which presently currents 20% of Oceanside’s water current. Pure Water San Diego Can be the third recycled water enterprise Inside the county and is scheduled To current Greater than 40% of San Diego’s water current by 2035.

WATCH Associated: Pure Water Oceanside turns into first water reuse enterprise to open in San Diego

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