Funding for 16 projects designed to clear a path for increased recycled water, storm water
capture, desalted ocean water and recovered groundwater to meet future Southern California’s supply
needs was approved today by Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors.
Metropolitan’s board authorized a groundbreaking series of advanced technical studies and
pilot projects aimed at reducing barriers and regulatory hurdles for potential leading-edge supply
resources that could be developed over the next 25 years as part of the district’s long-term water plan.
In addition, the board approved new conservation initiatives to further enhance water use
efficiency throughout Southern California. Among the new initiatives are rebates for rain barrels and
soil moisture sensor systems as well as financial incentives for retrofitting fitness centers with highefficiency toilets and urinals.
“These projects complement, and do not compete with, our ongoing efforts to stabilize our
imported supplies from Northern California and the Colorado River,” said Metropolitan board Vice
Chair David D. De Jesus, who also chairs the board’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee.
“We will need every water management tool to address variations in climate patterns that can
dramatically affect water availability. How the region adjusts and adapts to this challenge is critical
to maintaining a dependable, high-quality water supply.
“Today’s actions are an important step toward understanding and reducing …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce