|Ventura city officials raise a glass of recycled water|
at the press event for the "Pure demonstration facility"
On July 16, 2015, Ventura Water unveiled the new "Pure demonstration facility." The plant is a pilot wastewater recycling plant that produces 20 gallons per minute of treated drinking water from the tertiary treated water that is currently discharged into the Santa Clara River estuary. The plant is part of a statewide initiative to demonstrate the feasibility of direct potable reuse (DPR.)
The components of the facility are shown below. Visit the city's sustainable water website for an interactive version of this graphic and more information. Tours are being given every Saturday from 9 to 11 am for the general public. Tours are limited to 20 people. Please sign up for the public tours before noon on the Friday before the tour by emailing Gina Dorrington (email@example.com) or calling (805) 677-4131. Private groups interested in week day tours can also be accommodated with advanced notice.
In the news:
South Coast Community Experimenting With System To Turn Wastewater Into Drinking Water, KCLU
Ventura unveils pilot program aimed at increasing recycled water supply, VC Star