Helix Water District, City of El Cajon and San Diego County have each approved new Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs) with Padre Dam Municipal Water District for additional studies on the East County Advanced Water Purification Program. The MOUs commit the program partners to contribute a total of $474,000 toward Padre Dam's existing contract with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants to complete the studies. Previously, the four agencies partnered in the development of a joint planning study for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program.
The new MOUs provide funding for additional engineering, environmental,
regulatory compliance and financial studies to provide important information needed for each partner to independently determine the final feasibility of implementing the first or any subsequent phases of the program.