February 21, 2024
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded Oceanside $201,000 for the town’s Water Recycling and Desalination Planning Undertaking, it was introduced Wednesday.

Oceanside acquired the award after making use of for WaterSMART funding to analyze increasing water reuse and growing water recharge, in accordance with the town’s water utilities division.

The federal funding will probably be used to judge the expanded use of handled effluent on the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility to supply recycled water, and enlargement of the Superior Water Purification Facility for groundwater recharge and better high quality recycled water and seawater desalination, in accordance with the town.

“Town of Oceanside is concentrated on water reliability by guaranteeing assets are used effectively and sustainably,” stated Lindsay Leahy, water utilities director. “Increasing water reuse and groundwater recharge will present our neighborhood with native, dependable and drought-resistant provides nicely into the longer term.”

Based on a metropolis assertion, the research will “enable for the town to prioritize and plan infrastructure initiatives to achieve higher water independence as we advance in the direction of the town council’s purpose of a 50% native water provide by 2023.”

“Oceanside has been on the forefront of water conservation efforts because the early Nineties,” stated Rep. Mike Levin, D-Dana Level. “As we confront local weather challenges and the persistence of drought circumstances, the town of Oceanside’s water recycling and desalination planning undertaking is critically vital to protect water and guarantee residents have dependable water sources.”

The WaterSMART Program gives grants to water districts and communities to modernize water supply infrastructure and enhance hydropower technology.

–Metropolis Information Service