The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s new Pure Water Project could turn wastewater into drinking water

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District could eventually turn wastewater into clean drinking water for customers in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village through its Pure Water Project.

The full water treatment system will be completed in five years and will produce 20% of the district’s water supply. The water district currently gets all of its water from the Metropolitan Water District.

“How do we create a local water supply to ensure we are more resilient to droughts and future droughts? water district.

The district has been working to get this off the ground since 2013. The cost of this technology is just over $300 million.

There will be a return on investment in the form of locally produced water.

Related: How the Mesa Water District uses 100% local water

Calabasas’ David Katzner likes the idea.

“What’s not to like? I mean, we’re in a drought. We’re all trying to do our part, and this is just an extra piece of the puzzle to help, whether it’s drinking water or any other usable water,” Katzner said.

The full version of this will be built in Agoura Hills. The clean water is stored in the district’s reservoirs after going through the purification process.

“When it comes time to be fed into the distribution system, it is sent through our Westlake filtration plant for a seventh treatment and then fed back into the drinking water system,” McNutt said. “So… it goes down the drain… and then we can reuse it.”

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