Board Supports Regional Potable Reuse Projects
In February 2020, the Water Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a formal resolution reaffirming its longstanding support for potable reuse and water recycling projects developed by local member agencies across the region. For more than two decades, the Water Authority has promoted the advancement of water recycling and reuse in San Diego County as part of the region’s water supply diversification and reliability strategy.
The agency has sponsored and supported legislation to speed the development of potable reuse regulations in California, and it has worked as an active member of the WateReuse Association to help shape the statutory and regulatory framework for potable reuse. In addition, Water Authority investments in high-priority, highly reliable water from the Colorado River support the development of local resources by delivering a low-cost baseload of water that can be recycled and repurified.
“Projects such as Pure Water San Diego, Pure Water Oceanside and the East County Advanced Water Purification Project are critical to the continued development of local water sources that help sustain the region’s 3.3 million residents and $253 billion economy. The Water Authority has long supported water reuse and recycling projects, and we will continue to collaborate with member agencies in developing these vital local resources.”