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Project: Feasibility Study for the West Coast Basin Brackish Water Reclamation Project

Description: The Feasibility Study is a regional project to develop and assess alternatives to extract and desalinate groundwater from the 600,000 acre-foot zone of high salinty water within the West Coast Basin. Using existing and stakeholder-provided data, identify and evaluate options for groundwater extraction and treatment, including power supply. Identify project entitlements, necessary environmental review and permits, and costs.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-331

Implemented By: Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Objective: Evaluate alternative for developing a cost-effective, desalinated water supply within the West Coast Basin to improve water supply reliability and expand groundwater storage capability.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $1,539,911.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 10/31/2021    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties:

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution3/12/2018$839,911.00
Prop. 1, Water Recycling3/12/2018$700,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementDesalination  

Water Action Plan Target

Make Conservation a California Way of LifeAction Description
Increase Regional Self-Reliance and Integrated Water Management Across All Levels of GovernmentAction Description
Manage and Prepare for Dry PeriodsAction Description


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