Jerry Sanders on Environment
Ensure water reliability via desalination and purchasing
There is still much more to do to ensure water reliability for San Diego. Our region needs a secure commitment from the state for a new means of conveying water out of the Sacramento Delta and into local water systems. We need to continue looking for
opportunities to purchase additional water rights and to expand our exploration of ground water resources. We also need to work side-by-side with other agencies and the private sector engaged in expanding desalination and water reclamation options.
Source: San Diego Mayoral website
, Dec 5, 2011
Convert wastewater into drinking water
Mayor Jerry Sanders kicked off the start of a year-long pilot project that will determine the feasibility of converting wastewater into drinking water. The project comes at a time when the city is exploring all possible options to diversify its supply
of drinking water.
To perform the pilot study, the city built a test facility at the North City Water Reclamation Plant, where the city purifies wastewater into so-called "reclaimed" water that can be used for industrial, landscaping and other
non-drinking purposes. The new facility will purify this water even further--in theory, into water clean and safe enough to drink.
The finished product will be pumped back into the reclaimed water system after testing, meaning none of the water
in this pilot study will be put into the city's drinking supply. This year-long testing of one million gallons a day will provide scientific data that will help determine whether the process is clean and safe.
Source: San Diego Mayoral press release, "New Water Source"
, Jun 30, 2011
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