San Diego To Recycle Sewer Water Into Tap Water

Mizuki Hisaka, on March 12, 2018

In May 2017, San Diego city officials made an important announcement regarding the future of the city’s water supply. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the city planned to blend treated sewer water with the regular drinking water supply.

Fast forward to 2018 and the project is moving right along. On March 6, the State Water Board announced the approval of new regulations. These detail the use and quality of recycled sewer water that will later blend with surface water reservoirs.

The board noted that independent scientific reviews and an expert panel worked together for two years to verify the validity of the new regulations. For San Diego’s water recycling project, Pure Water San Diego, the regulation approval was just another step in their multi-year plan.

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