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July 20, 2023
Earlier this week, State officials unveiled a massive $80 million investment to kickstart the innovative water recycling program, Pure Water Southern California.
Pure Water Southern California is set to provide a sustainable water source for 19 million people.
Lisa Calderon, Assemblywoman representing D-Whittier, emphasized the urgency of the situation, saying, “The climate crisis has put immense pressure on our region’s water supply. It is essential that we continue investing in projects like these that directly address our water needs.”
Pure Water’s plan is to purify and repurpose wastewater, saving it from being sent out into the ocean and transforming it into premium-quality drinking water.
Once up and running, Pure Water will have the capacity to produce an astonishing 150 million gallons of water per day, which would cover the demand of over 500,000 households.
Purified water will be transported by the facility through 60 miles of pipelines, reaching the regions groundwater basins, industrial facilities, and two of Metropolitan’s water treatment plants.
“As we embark on an aggressive agenda to prepare for the challenging decades ahead, I am profoundly thankful to the state for their support of Pure Water,” stated Dennis Erdman, Metropolitan board director.
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