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San Diego's flagship water reuse project resumes

  • San Diego's flagship water reuse project resumes

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H2O Innovation
H2O Innovation is a leader in customized water and wastewater treatment solutions using membrane technologies. We design and fabricate state-of-the-art, integrated water treatment systems for municipal, industrial and commercial users.

H2O Innovation has announced that the water treatment project with the City of San Diego, California, which was temporarily suspended, is resuming its course. The contract value went from $8.8 M in 2017 to $11.2 M due to change orders and price adjustments related to the inflation of raw material costs. The total value was included in the Water Technologies and Services business line backlog as of October 31, 2021, which amounted $44.2 M.

Pure Water San Diego is the City of San Diego’s multi-year program that will provide more than 40% of San Diego's water supply by the end of 2035. The Pure Water San Diego treatment plant, with a capacity of 30 MGD (113,560 m3 /day), will use proven water purification technology that will clean recycled water to produce safe, high-quality drinking water. This infrastructure project was developed to address the need for a new water supply, thus making it possible to tackle the problems associated with drought and to diversify the supply of drinking water. A pilot test with a recycled water purification system of 1 MGD (3,785 m3 /day) was set up in 2009 and was operated for several years with the aim of evaluating the feasibility of a fullscale reservoir augmentation project. 

“We are thrilled that the manufacturing of the project is resuming. We have been involved with several landmark water reuse projects in California, but this is our biggest ultrafiltration reference to date”, stated Frédéric Dugré, President and Chief Executive Officer of H2O Innovation.

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