February 22, 2024
The East County Superior Water Purification (AWP) Program has been awarded a $2 million grant from the San Diego River Conservancy.

The East County Superior Water Purification Program has been awarded a $2 million grant from the San Diego River Conservancy.

The California State Price range (FY2022-23) appropriated the $2 million grant to the San Diego River Conservancy for the good thing about the East County AWP Joint Powers Authority.

Building of the East County AWP Program water therapy facility in Santee started in June 2022. As soon as full, the undertaking will present as much as 30% of East County’s consuming water calls for whereas lowering wastewater discharge into the ocean.

“We respect the continued help from the Conservancy and the dedication to fund a essential factor of the undertaking,” stated Padre Dam Municipal Water District CEO/Basic Supervisor Kyle Swanson.

“Because the inception of the East County AWP Program, we now have actively pursued low-interest loans, grants, subsidies, and different funding alternatives to make sure ratepayer affordability. These efforts have saved tons of of thousands and thousands of {dollars} in financing prices so far with this award marking one other success.”

The Program has secured over $169 million in grant funding and $766 million in low-interest loans. East County AWP JPA owns and operates the Program which is a collaborative partnership between Padre Dam, the Metropolis of El Cajon, the County of San Diego, and Helix Water District. The general price for the undertaking is $950 million.

It can create as much as 11.5 million gallons of purified water per day for East County residents and companies starting in 2026.

The Program will use 4 superior water purification steps to supply water that’s close to distilled in high quality (see picture under). Following the superior water purification course of, the purified water can be discharged into Lake Jennings and handled once more at Helix Water District’s R.M. Levy Water Remedy Plant earlier than being distributed as consuming water.

For extra details about the East County Superior Water Purification Program, please go to http://eastcountyawp.com.