DWR released the final funding awards for the fourth round of Proposition 1 Desalination Grants. Nine (9) projects were awarded funding to receive a total of $44.4 million of available funds.
A public meeting to receive comments on the draft funding recommendations was held on February 5, 2018 at Metropolitan Water District’s headquarters (presentation). The public notice for this meeting and the information for this comment period is found here.(pdf)
For additional information, or questions about the PSP, please contact DWR’s Water Recycling and Desalination Section chief, Richard A. Mills, at 916-651-0715 or by e-mail Richard.Mills@water.ca.gov.
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Round 4 Draft Funding Awards:
||Application||Project Title||Total Project Cost||Grant Award|
|Construction||City of Santa Barbara||Reactivation of the Charles E. Myer Desalination Plant
|South Coast Water District||Doheny Ocean Desalination Phase 1 Project||$107,108,400||$10,000,000|
|City of Antioch||
City of Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project
|City of Camarillo||North Pleasant Valley Desalter
|Design Pilot||Eastern Municipal Water District||Enhanced Brine Concentration Design Pilot Project
|Olivenhain Municipal Water District||San Dieguito Valley Brackish Groundwater Desalination Design Pilot
|Feasibility Study||Indian Wells Valley Water District||Indian Wells Valley (IWV) Brackish Groundwater Feasibility Study
|Water Replenishment District of Southern California||Feasibility Study for the West Coast Basin Brackish Water Reclamation Project
|Research Pilot||University of Southern California
||System Configurations and Cooling Technologies for Waste-Heat-Driven Membrane Distillation in Desalination Applications with High Water Recovery||$1,007,852||$503,490|