Feds Fund 3 Clean Water Initiatives in San Diego

More than one-third of a $30 million pot of federal funding for clean water initiatives has been awarded to three San Diego-area projects.

The funding came through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program and will help pay for projects that will provide clean water and advance water and energy efficiency.

The three San Diego-area projects that received funding include:

  • Pure Water San Diego – $5 million
  • Padre Dam Water Recycling Facilities, Phase 1 Expansion – $4.5 million
  • Sweetwater Authority Water Reclamation Project  – $3.7 million

"With California in its fifth year of drought, these investments will build resilience for local communities struggling with limited water supplies -- an effort that is more important than ever as the dangers of drought escalate in the face of climate change," Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor said in a statement. "Using the best available science and technology to improve the growing disparity between water supplies and demand, this funding will help local water managers stretch dwindling resources."

Jason Roe