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Project: North Pleasant Valley Groundwater Desalter Project

Description: The NPV Desalter Facility Project includes design and construction of a Desalter Facility that will treat 4,500 AFY of brackish groundwater from the northern portion of the Pleasant Valley (PV) Basin and yield up to 3,800 AFY of potable water. Brackish groundwater supplied from the City's existing wells will be pretreated and filtered by Reverse Osmosis (RO) prior to being distributed using the City's existing potable water distribution system. Brine generated from the RO process will be discharged to the Calleguas Regional Salinity Management Project (SMP) pipeline and transported to an existing ocean outfall at Port Hueneme. New pipelines will be constructed to connect the Desalter Facility to the existing wells, service pipelines and the SMP pipeline. Implementation of the NPV Desalter Facility will allow the City to utilize a currently unusable resource and increase the City's water supply reliability, while removing salts and improving groundwater quality in the PV Basin for the benefit of the region. Construction of the NPV Desalter Facility is anticipated to begin in the winter of 2018 and be operational by the spring of 2020.

Reference Number: 3860-P01-327

Implemented By: City of Camarillo

Objective: Local, regional, and State-wide objectives of increasing water supply reliability, protecting and improving water quality, preventing further migration of impaired groundwater, facilitating conjunctive use by removing poor quality groundwater and enabling recharge with higher quality stormwater flows, and reducing imported water use will be met by construction of the NPV Desalter Facilityto treat 4,500 AFY of brackish groundwater and yield up to 3,800 AFY of potable water.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $70,090,341.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

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

Estimated Completion: 6/28/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Ventura

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Federal Contribution3/1/2019$5,000,000.00
Local Contribution3/12/2018$50,180,341.00
Other State Funds3/12/2018$4,910,000.00
Prop. 1, Water Recycling3/12/2018$10,000,000.00

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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