City offering tours of water purification plant

Residents can now tour the city’s Water Purification Demonstration Project to learn about the facility at the North City Water Reclamation Plant. This demonstration-scale project is testing the feasibility of providing safe and reliable drinking water from recycled water.

Following an introductory presentation, guides will lead a walking tour through the facility. Guests will see up close the advanced purification process that involves three consecutive steps, including membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and UV disinfection/advanced oxidation processes. At the end of the tour, guests can view the purified water and will have a chance to compare it to drinking water and recycled water samples.

To register for a tour, visit the project website at For a presentation to your community, civic or business organization, e-mail

or call (619) 533-6638.

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