Faulconer wants Brown to OK funds for water recycling program

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SAN DIEGO – Mayor Kevin Faulconer outlined his request to expedite state assistance for the city of San Diego's Pure Water recycling program.

During a tour of the North City Water Reclamation Plant at 4949 Eastgate Mall Monday, Faulconer will called on the state Water Board to set a fair conservation mandate.

He will meet with Gov. Jerry Brown in Sacramento Tuesday to discuss the drought  and ask for more than $200 million in funding to upgrade a San Diego water treatment facility that can recycle 83 million gallons of water per day.

"We are going to create a local independent water supply for us here in San Diego and lessen our reliance on Los Angeles, when our pure water program is up and running, we're going to have a third of our water supply right here at our own control," said Mayor Faulconer.

Other local members of Congress and elected officials are asking Sacramento to force Northern California water caretakers to share their water with cities like San Diego. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Monday to discuss the issue.

It invited lawmakers to share their thoughts on the drought and ideas to help ease the water crunch.

Both Congressman Darrell Issa and Juan Vargas pointed the finger at Sacramento saying it holds the key to clear the way for Northern California to share its water with the southern portion of the state.

3 comments

  • charliepeters

    * Do you want $2 Gasoline at the pump?

    * Do you want clean air and water?

    Ethanol waiver and elimination of E-85 flex fuel credit can cut our CO2 transportation pollution over 50%

    Let’s improve performance of CA Climate change law AB 32 (Pavley) in 2015 for future generations

  • Bryan

    We’re trying to save over here. I put a mixing bowl in the sink to catch the water we use when washing and/or rinsing our hands. I put a 3 gallon bucket in the shower to catch the water for when I’m waiting for the water to heat up. It usually fills halfway up each time. Also, use the vanity sink bowl to rinse the razor instead of running water. If it’s kind of soapy, I’ll water the grass with it. If it’s diluted, I water the plants and veggie garden with it.

  • James

    Now I’m missing the previous mayor who got rid of traffic lights and was opposed to toilet to tap. Anyways I think there’s an election next year and I’m voting for anyone opposed to toilet to tap.

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