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Posted on: October 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 360-degree virtual reality tour of the East County AWP

East County AWP Big News

Padre Dam is excited to share a new, 360-degree virtual reality video tour of the East County Advanced Water Purification Program, which will create a new, local, sustainable and drought-proof water supply.

Take the 360-degree virtual tour, you will be greeted by the program’s Big Deal animated mascot and then immersed into a guided tour of the program’s water facilities. Look all around by simply moving your computer mouse or phone to anywhere in the video.

If you have a virtual reality headset for your cell phone, take the tour one-step further by “stepping into” the video! Virtual tour locations include the Ray Stoyer Water Recycling Facility, the East County AWP Demonstration Facility and Lake Jennings. Community groups, schools and scouts can view the video using program-provided virtual reality googles beginning in October – simply reach out to to schedule.

Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the East County AWP is a partnership between Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Helix Water District, the City of El Cajon and the County of San Diego that will produce up to 30 percent of east county’s drinking water supply. The East County AWP will use four advanced water purification steps to produce water that is safe and near-distilled in quality. After the advanced water purification process, the purified water will be blended with water in Lake Jennings and treated again at Helix's R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant before being distributed as drinking water.

To watch the 360-degree virtual reality video and learn more about the program, check it out via your desktop or the YouTube app to experience all features.

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