The East County Advanced Water Purification project has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply for $342 million in funding from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. The project is one of only 38 projects selected across 18 states to apply for loans totaling approximately $6 billion to help finance over $12 billion in water infrastructure investments and create almost 200,000 jobs. The East County Advanced Water Purification Project will create a new, local, sustainable and drought-proof drinking water supply using state-of-the-art technology to purify East San Diego County’s recycled water. Scheduled to be complete in 2025, the project will generate up to 11.5 million gallons per day of new drinking water, which is approximately 30% of current drinking water demands for residents in East San Diego County. “This recognition from the EPA further validates the need for this innovative and future-focused project that we and our agency partners have been diligently working to complete,” said Allen Carlisle, CEO/general manager of Padre Dam Municipal Water District. “Funding sources like these will enable us to provide local, high-quality drinking water for our residents and businesses for generations to come.” Once complete, the program will… Read full this story
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