EPA Selects East County Advanced Water Purification Program to Apply for $342 Million in Funding

EPA Selects East County AWP to Apply for _342 Million in Funding
The East County Advanced Water Purification Program has been invited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to apply for $342 million in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans. The program is one of only 38 projects selected across 18 states to apply for loans totaling approximately $6 billion to help finance over $12 billion in water infrastructure investments and create almost 200,000 jobs.

Learn more about this exciting recognition from the EPA here.

Leaders Form Joint Powers Authority to Govern Program

From left to right: Representatives serving on the JPA board are Padre Dam's August Caires, San Diego County's Dianne Jacob and City of El Cajon's Gary Kendrick.
Appointed representatives from Padre Dam Municipal Water District, the City of El Cajon and County of San Diego held their first meeting in early November to form the East County Advanced Water Purification Joint Powers Authority (JPA). The JPA will serve as the governing body for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program. The creation of the JPA marks a historic milestone in moving the program forward.

"The momentum for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program continues to build with the formation meeting and recent recognition from the EPA," said Allen Carlisle, CEO/General Manager of Padre Dam Municipal Water District. "The East County Advanced Water Purification JPA is committed to creating a new, reliable source of drinking water for our residents and businesses, and we're on track to realize our goal by 2025."

Read more about this important milestone here.

Request for Qualifications Moves the Program Closer to Design and Construction
                                                           
The East County Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project has been purifying water since 2015.
The East County Advanced Water Purification JPA invites qualified design-builders to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to design,  build and perform transitional operations and maintenance for a new 16 million gallons per day Water Recycling Facility and a new 11.5 million gallons per day Advanced Water Purification Facility. Design and construction costs for package 1 are estimated at $260 million. Click here to learn more about package 1 and other upcoming requests for qualifications.

Experience the Program for Yourself!

Alpine and Lakeside Chambers of Commerce members taking a tour of the Demonstration Facility
Now is the time to visit the East County Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility! Tours are available for individuals, clubs, civic organizations and school classes to see how the purification process works and learn why it's needed in East County. 
 
We recently hosted members of the Alpine and Lakeside Chambers of Commerce as well as more than 100 Girl Scouts from all over San Diego County.

Alex Ward, Executive Director for the Alpine Chamber of Commerce summed up his tour experience by saying,  "Thank you for demystifying this new technique to bring and sustain water in East County. Through local control we will have the high quality water supply we've come to expect. Further, through your research and innovation we are bringing valuable jobs to our region and making East County a leader in responsible and sustainable water management." 

To schedule a tour,   click   here .

Girl Scouts holding up succulent plants.
Scouts visited education stations where they touched membranes and filters, cleaned water by squeezing dirty water through filters, planted succulents, played games and more!



Program Partners - Padre Dam Municipal Water District_ County of San Diego_ City of El Cajon and Helix Water District

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