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Tours Now Available to Experience Pure Water Oceanside

Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside is now offering tours to experience Pure Water Oceanside, an innovative program that will purify recycled water to create a new local source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof and environmentally sound. Pure Water Oceanside will produce enough water to provide more than 32% of the city’s water supply, or 3-5 million gallons per day!

(Photo courtesy: City of Oceanside)

Open to the public, the tours offer a behind-the-scenes look of the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility, where guests will learn about the technology used to recycle and purify water. Attendees will also have an opportunity to filter water with their own hands, touch water filtration membranes and learn about where our water comes from and what happens when it goes down our drains.

Upcoming tours are scheduled on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. (includes optional tour of the Mission Basin Groundwater Facility)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.

Special tours are also available for larger groups and can be arranged by emailing PureWaterOceanside@oceansideca.org for more information.

To learn more about Pure Water Oceanside and to sign up for one of the upcoming tours, visit www.PureWaterOceanside.org.


About the City of Oceanside

The city of Oceanside is located in located in northern San Diego County with a population of approximately 170,000. Oceanside’s vibrant coastal community includes MiraCosta Community College, Camp Pendleton and the world-renowned 1,601-foot fishing pier and 1,000-slip public marina. Oceanside is located 83 miles south of the city of Los Angeles and just 35 miles north of the city of San Diego. The city of Oceanside offers outstanding public amenities such as 30 city parks, four community recreation centers, two municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two city-owned golf courses and 3.5 miles of public beaches. More than 6,000 businesses operate within the city of Oceanside, including Genentech Pharmaceuticals, Te Connectivity, Hydranautics, Nitto Denko, Gilead Sciences, Hobie Cat and Tri-City Medical Center, as well as emerging craft and entrepreneurial ventures.