What is IPR? Indirect Potable Reuse is wastewater treated to a level so pure, we can drink it. The process mimics what happens during our natural water cycle. They use this pure water in Orange County as part of their normal every day supply. San Diego is in the process of evaluating this pure water to see if it’s a fit for our water supplies. Surfrider Foundation fully endorses this supply channel, as it means less wastewater in our oceans, and healthier beaches and bays for our communities. It also lessens our reliance on costlier, more environmentally destructive options like desalination.
The City of San Diego recently built a demonstration facility to show the public how the process is done.
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From the city’s website: “As part of the City’s water resource strategy, the Water Purification Demonstration Project is examining the use of advanced water purification technology to provide safe and reliable water for San Diego’s future. The Demonstration Project will determine the feasibility of a full-scale reservoir augmentation project, which would diversify San Diego’s water supply, reduce its dependence on imported water and provide a safe source of drinking water for residents. In an effort to keep San Diegans informed about this important project, free public tours of the Advanced Water Purification Facility are available, as well as project presentations to all interested groups and opportunities to learn more about the project at community events throughout San Diego. For more information, please call (619) 533-7572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”