Education

The Five Cities communities currently get their water from a combination of surface water (water that collects surface streams, lakes, and reservoirs) and groundwater (water found in underground aquifers). The surface water sources are the State Water Project and the Lopez Lake Reservoir and the groundwater source is the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin (SMGB). During times of drought, less water is available from both surface water and groundwater sources. Central Coast Blue will create a new water resource for injection into the SMGB.

Recycled Water

The Water Cycle. We learn it in elementary school, but what does the water cycle mean to us today? As our sources of water (rainfall, groundwater, seawater, recycled water, etc.) evolve, so does our sense of how water is connected on our planet…

Groundwater Recharge

Groundwater is water found underground in the cracks and spaces in soil, sand and rock. Groundwater is stored in these geologic formations, known as aquifers, and can move through the spaces in the soil or rock, similar to underground lakes and rivers. Groundwater is naturally…

Existing Treatment Process

Advanced treatment – going beyond traditional water treatment to produce a purified water that is safe for human consumption. But what makes it ‘advanced’, and what is ‘purified water’? Before advanced treatment can occur…

Proposed Advanced Treatment Process

Central Coast Blue will build on the existing treatment processes at the Pismo Beach and SSLOCSD WWTPs to provide advanced treatment that will include: MF/UF, RO, and UV/AOP. These processes are described…

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