California Awards San Diego $15 Million for Water ProjectsHunter Worsfold
The California Department of Water Resources has awarded more than $15 million in grant funds to San Diego County, to help with water recycling and reuse to water conservation. The San Diego County Water Authority submitted the funding for the San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Program. The San Diego IRWMP secured a $15,336,336 grant.
The grant money will be used in parts all over the county. Here is a complete breakdown of the funds:
- Paradise Valley Creek Water Quality and Community Enhancement, City of National City, Flood Damage Reduction, $3,681,056
- Pure Water Oceanside, City of Oceanside, Water Supply–Groundwater, $3,115,000
- North County Recycled Water Project, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority, Water Supply–Recycled Water, $2,820,000
- North City Pure Water Facility Influent Pump Station and Conveyance Pipeline, City of San Diego, Water Supply–Recycled Water, $1,477,600
- 2020 Regional Water-Use Efficiency Programs, San Diego County Water Authority, Water Conservation, $1,440,000
- San Elijo Stormwater Capture & Reuse, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority, Water Supply–Recycled Water, $1,195,000
- Lower Santa Margarita River Indirect Potable Reuse Pilot Project, Fallbrook Public Utility District, Water Supply–Recycled Water, $687,500
- The grant allocates $920,180 to the Water Authority to administer the grant.
The money will be used by assisting water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change, providing incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region’s water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure, and improving regional water self-reliance, while reducing reliance on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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