Metropolitan's regional recycling project, which will take cleaned wastewater and purify it to produce a new, drought-proof source of high-quality water for the Southland, has a new name — Pure Water Southern California.

“While the earlier name certainly described what we were doing, it didn’t reflect the high quality of water we are producing for Southern California," Metropolitan General Manager Adel Hagekhalil said. "As this project gets closer to becoming a reality, it is time to give it a name that truly characterizes it and the critical role it will play for our people and communities.”

When completed, Pure Water will produce enough water to serve more than 500,000 homes – making it one of the largest water recycling facilities in the world. Read the press release.