Business View Magazine | May 2021

13 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2021 TOURS OF WATER RECYCLING FACILITY OFFER SOUTHERN CALIFOR GLIMPSE INTO POTENTIAL DROUGHT-PROOF WATER SUPPLY Metropolitan expanding outreach with virtual tours in Spanish, English The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is building awareness and understanding of a potential new drought-proof water supply for the region by hosting virtual tours, now available in Spanish, of its Regional Recycled Water Program demonstration facility. Participants of the next tours will be introduced to Southern California’s water supply sources while virtually visiting Metropolitan’s state- of-the-art Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center, developed in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. The demonstration facility is the first step in what could become the largest advanced water treatment plant in the nation. The full- scale facility would purify treated wastewater currently sent to the ocean, allowing it to be reused and creating a new, drought-proof water supply for Southern California. “As we develop this new water supply, it’s important that we engage everyone we can across our diverse service area because this OPENING L INES