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Miramar plant earns award 

Miramar plant earns award 

The City of San Diego’s Miramar Water Treatment Plant, located in Scripps Ranch at 10710 Scripps Lake Drive, was recognized on a national level by the Partnership for Safe Water for a commitment to superior water quality. 

The Miramar Water Treatment Plant received the 10-Year Presidents Award for Water Treatment, having received a Presidents Award every year since 2013. It is one of only four plants in the country to earn this award.

The Partnership for Safe Water is an alliance of six drinking water organizations: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American Water Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, National Association of Water Companies and the Water Research Foundation. The City’s water treatment plants have been recognized by the Partnership for Safe Water many times over the past decade.

The award recognizes the Public Utilities Department’s excellence in optimizing water treatment plant and water distribution system operation and performance. To earn these awards, treatment plants must demonstrate a continuous commitment to providing high-quality water to customers, even beyond regulatory requirements.  

In operation since 1962, the Miramar Water Treatment Plant provides treated drinking water to an estimated 500,000 customers in the northern section of the city. Located adjacent to the City’s Miramar Reservoir, the plant has a capacity of producing 144 million gallons of treated drinking water per day. The Miramar Plant will play an important role in the City’s Pure Water program, which will provide nearly half of San Diego’s water supply locally by the end of 2035.