Pure Water Oceanside will produce enough water to provide more than 32% of the city’s water supply, or 3-5 million gallons per day. Photo courtesy city of Oceanside

The city of Oceanside is offering tours to experience Pure Water Oceanside, an innovative program that will purify recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof and environmentally sound.

Pure Water Oceanside will produce enough water to provide more than 32% of the city’s water supply, or 3-5 million gallons per day.

Open to the public, the tours offer a behind-the-scenes look of the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility, where guests will learn about the technology used to recycle and purify water. Attendees will also have an opportunity to filter water with their own hands, touch water filtration membranes and learn about where the city’s water comes from and what happens when it goes down drains.

Upcoming tours are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. (includes optional tour of the Mission Basin Groundwater Facility)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Special tours are also available for larger groups and can be arranged by emailing PureWaterOceanside@oceansideca.org for more information.

To learn more about Pure Water Oceanside and to sign up for one of the upcoming tours, visit www.PureWaterOceanside.org; for more information, visit www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

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