Water Authority and Member Agencies Win Funding for Pioneering Research
Three projects designed to enhance water supply reliability across the San Diego region secured a total of $500,000 in grant funds for advanced planning activities from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in December.
The funding will allow the Water Authority, Padre Dam Municipal Water District and a collaborative effort by City of San Diego and Olivenhain Municipal Water District to take a variety of supply development plans to the next level, continuing the region’s successful efforts to diversify its water supplies.
The funding was praised by local water leaders. The three funded projects were:
- New seawater intake screens to support the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plan
- Brackish water optimization and integrated planning in the San Dieguito River watershed
- A new treatment technology at the East County Advanced Water Treatment Project
“These projects will help remove barriers to the development of local water supplies. And grant funding helps minimize the impact on ratepayers.”