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CA District Takes Pride of the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

Creation Date Friday, 24 October 2014.

CA District Takes Pride of the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project

After rigorous planning for the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project (AWPDP), Padre Dam Municipal Water District of California finally broke ground on its impending water program last October 14, 2014. The project, funded by a $3-million state grant from the Department of Water Resources intends to provide a new source of safe and reliable water for the East County region.

Since 1976, Padre Dam provides potable water, wastewater collection and treatment, water recycling and recreational services across the San Diego suburbs of Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa, and Crest. The District imports 100% of its treated water supply and treats two million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater at its Water Recycling Facility.

This Demonstration Project features the use of advanced water treatment technologies such as free chlorine disinfection, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and ultra violet or advanced oxidation. Integrated with multiple water purification technologies, Padre Dam is optimistic to diversify the state’s water supply and reduce dependence on imported water.

To further develop this full-scale project, the water produced will be tested daily to ensure its strict compliance on the public health objectives for California Public Health Department. Once Padre Dam’s AWPDP becomes successful, the facility will accommodate up to 3 million gallons of water per day (MGD) and expand its service to approximately 5,000 communities and business each year.

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