October 27, 2016
On October 25, the San Diego City Council approved an accelerated timeline and full environmental analysis of the Pure Water municipal water recycling program. The Chamber remains extremely supportive of Pure Water, which will make essential strides in ensuring our region has a safe and reliable drinking supply during uncertain drought conditions.
By 2035, three water recycling facilities will be built, producing around one-third of the City’s drinkable water. The Chamber testified in support of the program’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which was considered at the Council meeting. We were joined by Coastkeeper, Coast Law Group, and other groups in support of the project. The Council’s vote to support Pure Water’s EIR was unanimous, and is expected to produce 30 million gallons a day of recycled water by 2021.