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Posted on: May 26, 2021

New Source of Drinking Water for East County

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Learn where your water comes from and how important it is to have a local water supply to guard against drought, protect the environment and economize costs.

This new video explains how the East County Advanced Water Purification Program will create a new, local, reliable and drought proof supply of drinking water for East County residents.

Once operational, the East County AWP will provide up to 30% of East San Diego County's drinking water demands, or almost 13,000 acre-feet of water per year, while eliminating the discharge of 15 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean.

The East County AWP works by using four advanced water purification steps to produce water that is near-distilled in quality. After treatment, the purified water will be blended with water in Lake Jennings and treated again at the R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant before being distributed as safe drinking water.

The East County AWP is one of several potable water reuse or recycling projects under development in the San Diego region. The project is a collaborative partnership between the Padre Dam Municipal Water District, County of San Diego, City of El Cajon and the Helix Water District. 

For more information about this exciting project, visit the East County AWP website.


East County Advanced Water Purification Video


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