Sound Planning is the Foundation of Reliable Services
Environmental and political challenges are decreasing the reliability of the State Water Project, which supplies 80 percent of our drinking water. DSRSD began diversifying its water supplies in the 1990s through efficiency and water recycling. Current efforts focus on further diversification, including studying the feasibility of potable reuse and exploring options for desalination with other Bay Area water agencies.
In addition to ensuring reliable water supplies, the District must ensure that pipes, pumps, treatment plants, and sewer systems are proactively maintained and upgraded. Fees and rates provide for current operations and infrastructure maintenance, capital investments, and a highly-qualified and trained workforce.
The stories below describe some of the ways DSRSD is planning and investing for the future. Click Archived News for items more than six months old.
Recovering water from wastewater reduces our dependence on imported water supplies and provides a sustainable source of water for irrigation and construction.