In January 2004, the San Diego City Council authorized a comprehensive evaluation of all viable options to maximize the usage of recycled water. The study also included analysis and research on the health effects of reuse options and a public participation process. The Reuse Study's stakeholders identified Reservoir Augmentation at the City's San Vicente Reservoir to be their preferred strategy. In October 2007, the San Diego City Council also recognized the North City-3 strategy, also known as San Vicente Indirect Potable Reuse, as its preferred alternative.
Study Mission: To pursue opportunities to increase local water supply and reliability, and optimize local water assets, through a comprehensive study of recycled water.
Study Objective: To conduct an impartial, balanced, comprehensive and science-based study of all recycled water opportunities so the City of San Diego can meet current and future water supply needs.