SoCal water district considers building huge recycling plant

Sep 22, 2015 4:48 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's largest water provider is looking into partnering with two dozen Los Angeles County sanitation districts to create what officials say could be one of the world's largest systems for recycling sewage water.

Tentative plans for creating a system to purify and reuse as much as 168,000 acre-feet of water a year were presented Monday at a committee meeting of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

On average, an acre-foot of water, or 326,000 gallons, is enough to serve two households for a year.

The Los Angeles Times reports that building such a recycling system could cost about $1 billion.

MWD currently provides water from a variety of sources to 26 public agencies in six Southern California counties.

Its water reaches more than 19 million people.


Information from: Los Angeles Times

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