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Pure Water Antelope Valley

“Our Long-Term Water Solution”

Palmdale Water District (PWD) has embarked on the Pure Water Antelope Valley (AV) project, which will use state-of-the-art technology to purify wastewater that has already been cleaned extensively to help meet our community’s water needs. Pure Water AV will produce a new locally-controlled, drought-resilient water supply to help replenish Antelope Valley’s groundwater basin.

Project Benefits:

Creates Additional Local Water Supplies

Decreases Dependency on Imported Water

Improves Water Resiliency

Replenishes Groundwater Basin

Ensures Water Quality

Helps Address Climate Change

Provides Water to Fuel Economic Growth

Creates Local Jobs

Advanced Purified Water Process

Through an advanced process of micro-filtration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light with advanced oxidation, Pure Water AV will purify wastewater that has already been cleaned extensively. This water will be added to our existing water supplies to provide safe, reliable drinking water for Antelope Valley.

The technologies used at the Pure Water AV Demonstration Facility have been used in California and around the globe for decades to purify treated wastewater and will meet all state and federal drinking water standards. Located in Orange County, California, Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) is the largest potable reuse project in the world. Operational since 2008, the GWRS produces 130 million gallons of potable water per day, or enough to supply nearly one million Orange County residents with water for one year.

Construction Timeline

Demonstration Facility construction: Summer 2024 – Spring 2025

Demonstration Facility tours and operations begin Winter 2025

Full Scale Facility Planning and Design: Fall 2024 – Summer 2027

Full Scale Facility Construction: Spring 2027 – Spring 2029

Full Scale Facility Start up: Summer 2029