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Groundbreaking held for historic Pure Water Oceanside project

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 15:01:13-05

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- The city of Oceanside broke ground Wednesday on a historic and innovative project that will provide 1/3 of the city’s water supply in the near future.

Pure Water Oceanside is being touted as the first operating advanced water purification project in San Diego County. The project is set to be ready by 2021 and will be operated out of the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility.

The project will put water from Oceanside sinks, showers, and toilets through a rigorous purification process. Officials assure the public that the water is clean, safe, drought-proof, and environmentally sound.

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Officials said of the initiative: “Pure Water Oceanside will purify recycled water using state-of-the-art purification technology that replicates and accelerate nature’s natural recycling process to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof and environmentally sound. Pure Water Oceanside will lead the way in the region in providing a sustainable water supply for its residents, businesses and visitors. Once finished, the project will provide more than 32% of the city of Oceanside’s water supply, or 3-5 million gallons per day.”

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