Carlsbad Secures Sustainable and Diverse Water Supply for Businesses

February 3, 2016

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will be loaning the
City of Carlsbad $30 million for the city to expand its recycled water facility. The loan allows for Carlsbad to recycle all of its wastewater during the summer. The plant expansion allows Carlsbad to filter its wastewater to then reuse to irrigate parks, street medians, freeway landscaping, and golf courses. The expanded plant will have the capacity to generate enough recycled water to satisfy one third of the city’s total water demand.

Read more about the city’s partnership with the state here.

Carlsbad leads the way in investing in a sustainable supply of water for businesses and residents.  Last year the largest desalination plant opened and began pumping water throughout the region. The plant supplies the county with 8-10% of its water supply by filtering 50 million gallons of seawater daily. That’s enough water for 300,000 San Diegans. This investment in a diverse and sustainable water supply is critical to ensuring businesses growth in Carlsbad.