Pure Water Demonstration Facility Tour Experience

Pure Water Demonstration Facility Tour Experience

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Place: North City Water Reclamation Plant, 4949 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121 Map

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/86433072647

The tour, including a presentation, will last approximately one hour. Participants are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes before their registered tour time at 10:45 AM.

With little rain and limited local water supplies, San Diego depends on importing 85 percent of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California. Rising imported water costs, population growth and the ongoing drought threaten San Diego’s water reliability. To address these challenges, the City of San Diego is moving forward with Pure Water San Diego, a phased, multi-year program that will provide 1/3 of San Diego’s water supply locally by 2035.

In an introductory presentation, guests will learn about San Diego’s water supply challenges and how water purification can provide a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective drinking water supply for San Diego. Guests will then take a guided walking tour through the Pure Water Demonstration Facility, where proven technology is used to clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water through ozonation, biological activated carbon, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet light.

Tour participants will see the equipment and resulting purified water up close and have an opportunity to compare samples of purified, tap, bottled and recycled water. Finally, participants are offered to taste a sample of the purified water produced by the facility.