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.
In addition, the board approved new conservation initiatives to further enhance water use efficiency throughout Southern California.
“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.”
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce