News Briefs: EPA Officials Tour Pure Water San Diego Project

Also in this week's water and wastewater news, the North Texas Municipal Water District asks residents to reduce their water use amidst a heat wave and drought conditions

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials recently toured the ongoing Pure Water San Diego project, which will expand the North City Water Reclamation Plant.

The existing plant has been in operation since the 1990s, and by 2025 San Diego expects the plant to produce 30 mgd.

Check out the video below, as CBS 8 News covered the event.

Philadelphia to Resume Water Shutoffs With Some Changes

The City of Philadelphia will resume water shutoffs for residents who are past due on their bills, but there will be a change in policy, according to the utility. The past-due amount that triggers a shutoff has been raised from $150 to $1,000.

Meanwhile, customers enrolled in assistance programs in the city — which are aimed at clearing utility debt — along with those enrolled in senior citizen discount programs, are exempt from shutoffs.

Philadelphia residents with past-due water bills also could be eligible for grants under the city’s new Low-Income Water Assistance Program.

Texas Residents Urged to Conserve Water Amidst Drought and Heat

Amidst a heat wave and drought conditions, the North Texas Municipal Water District recently asked residents to immediately reduce their water use.

According to a press release from the district, the Wylie Water Treatment Plant Complex had to cease producing water at one of its four water treatment plants unexpectedly July 16 to perform critical maintenance required to return the plant back to full water purification capacity.

All customers in the region were strongly encouraged to conserve water and reduce outdoor watering until further notice is issued by the utility.


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