Padre Dam is currently 100% dependent on imported water for drinking water, leaving us vulnerable to drought and other factors. The Advanced Water Purification Program is a new source of drinking water that is a high quality, cost-effective, locally controlled and environmentally responsible resource.
This program will take recycled water and treat it further, using four advanced water purification steps, with the end product being water so pure and clean that it is near-distilled quality.
The program is currently in the demonstration phase. If it moves forward, approximately 20 percent of Padre Dam's current drinking water demands would be met by this program.
Read more about the purification process in the article below.