February 25, 2019

Representative Levin Announces City of Oceanside Set to Receive $2.6 Million in Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

Oceanside, C.A. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that the City of Oceanside is set to receive $2.623 million in federal funding under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act from the Bureau of Reclamation, subject to pending federal appropriations. The City of Oceanside outlined that the funding will be used to construct two extraction wells within the Mission Basin as well as brine minimization treatment components, to increase the supply of locally-sourced potable water.

“I am excited to announce that the City of Oceanside is set to receive significant federal funding for critical water infrastructure projects that will expand its supply of locally-sourced drinking water,” said Representative Levin. “One of my top priorities in Congress is ensuring that communities in our district receive the federal support they need to maintain our high quality of life, and I know Oceanside’s residents will benefit thanks to the hard work of city officials on this project.”

“This is a great opportunity for the City of Oceanside,” said Mayor Peter Weiss. “We want to thank Congressman Levin for all of his support. It is another step towards Oceanside’s water independence.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner once again with the Bureau of Reclamation,” said Cari Dale, Water Utilities Director. “We have a long-standing relationship with the Bureau and their support in helping Oceanside achieve water supply reliability is a win-win for everyone.” 

The project will increase the supply of locally-sourced water as well as reduce the volume of brine discharged to the Pacific Ocean via the Oceanside Ocean Outfall. By implementing both project components, well expansion and brine minimization, the supply of locally-sourced potable water supply will increase by an estimated 881 acre-feet per year at a lower cost than alternatives such as purchasing imported water or desalinating seawater.