As part of the PURE program to upgrade San Diego’s water treatment system, Shimmick was the selected contractor to deliver the $356 million contract to construct the new North City Pure Water Facility. This new state-of-the-art facility will treat San Diego’s recycled water (currently used for irrigation) from the North City Water Reclamation Plant to purified water standards, making it suitable as a potable water source.
Shimmick is constructing the new facility near the existing water reclamation plant. The treatment plant includes ozonation, biological activated carbon filters, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, and ultra-violet light with advanced oxidation. The new facility will be able to produce up to 30 million gallons per day of purified water. Through a pipeline, the water is stored in the Miramar Reservoir, until it is further treated at the Miramar Water Treatment Facility and distributed for use.