For more than 50 years, the Sanitation Districts have been a national leader in providing recycled water — supplying our region with more than 1 trillion gallons of recycled water since 1962. This year, a demonstration-scale facility (500,000 gallons per day) called the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center (APC) will be placed into service at the JWPCP. The APC will purify the JWPCP’s treated water and is the result of a partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). The APC is needed to generate information for design and permitting of a potential full-scale facility. If implemented, the full-scale facility could purify up to 150 million gallons per day of water for replenishing local groundwater aquifers (enough for 335,000 homes).
This potential Regional Recycled Water Program and the Clearwater Project would complement each other. The Clearwater Project will provide a reliable discharge option for byproducts from the water purification process and will make the potential full-scale water purification facility less complicated, more flexible and less costly.
Learn more about the RRWP by visiting MWD’s website at: http://www.mwdh2o.com/DocSvcsPubs/rrwp