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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.

  • Two men install purple recycled water pipe in trench on San Ramon Rd, Dublin, CA

    Purple Pipes Saved Water during Drought

    By extending recycled water pipes into established Dublin neighborhoods, DSRSD permanently reduced demand for 240 million gallons of drinking water.


  • Central Dublin Recycled Water St Trenching

    Purple Pipes Extended into Central Dublin

    The District completed its first major retrofit of “purple” recycled water pipes in central Dublin to provide drought-resistant irrigation at parks and schools.


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