Padre Dam has issued a Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the East County Advanced Water Purification Project. We are hosting two public meetings on September 27 and October 2 from 6:00-8:00pm for more information and to answer questions. The public comment period is open now until close of business on October 15.
The Advanced Water Purification Project is a partnership between the District, Helix Water District, County of San Diego, and City of El Cajon for the purpose of creating a new local, sustainable, and drought-proof water supply using state-of-the-art technology. The project proposes to recycled East San Diego County's wastewater locally and then purify the water at an Advanced Water Treatment Facility. The purified water would then be transported to Lake Jennings for surface water augmentation.
This water recycling opportunity would diversify East County's water supply and reduce the region's dependence on imported water. The project could produce up to 30 percent of East County's drinking water supply.