Sound Planning is the Foundation of Reliable Services
The District's long-range planning concentrates on two essential issues: adequate resources and reliable infrastructure.
Adequate Resources: Environmental and political challenges are decreasing the reliability of the delta, our primary source (77 percent) of drinking water. DSRSD began diversifying our water-supply portfolio in the 1990s through water-use 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. With long-term planning, regional collaboration, and appropriate investments, DSRSD can continue to deliver reliable water service.
Reliable Infrastructure: 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.