Rosamond Community Services District:
The Rosamond Water Reclamation Plant project represents big picture thinking and planning for our future. Through collaboration with State regulators, this special district found an affordable method to overcome major water supply losses by transforming a liability—wastewater—into this small inland community’s most precious resource: groundwater.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County:
Pure Water Southern California will take cleaned wastewater and further purify it to produce a new, sustainable source of high-quality water for Southern California. This partnership between two urban, regional special districts will produce up to 150 million gallons of water daily when completed and provide purified water for up to 15 million people, making it one of the largest water reuse programs in the world.
Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District:
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has identified over 1,300 known illegal marijuana grow sites in San Bernardino County. These illegal grow sites are threating the water basin with illegal chemicals and stealing thousands of acre-feet of water annually—equivalent to the entire amount needed to serve the 25,000 residents living in Phelan and Pinion Hills.