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Inland Empire Brine Line

The Brine Line, a unique facility available in only a few regions of the state, provides an economical way for industry to dispose of salty wastewater produced through manufacturing and water treatment processes.



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One Water One Watershed - OWOW

OWOW, a strategic water management process, addresses regional water challenges in a comprehensive and collaborative way.



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Roundtables / Task Forces

SAWPA excels at regional planning, ensuring a range of voices in creating and implementing efforts to protect the river watershed, respect the environment and provide cleaner water supplies.



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Water Use Efficiency

SAWPA is pleased to offer tools and assistance to help water agencies adopt water-use efficiency programs and conservation-based rate structures.



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Statewide Virtual Summit, "Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning."

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) and Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from the California Department of Water Resources, will be hosting a statewide Virtual Summit, "Ensuring Equitable Engagement in Regional Water Planning."

The 3-day summit will highlight best practices and resources developed through this program, and elevate how lessons learned from IRWM underrepresented community engagement can be shared across other water planning efforts.

For more information, visit the Summit Event website.


Solving Water Challenges in Disadvantaged Communities: A Handbook to Understanding the Issues in California and Best Practices for Engagement

An estimated 1 million Californians, living in economically stressed pockets of the state, face daunting challenges in obtaining clean and affordable water to drink, addressing sanitation or stormwater needs, and gaining the support to do so. With such dire need, SAWPA partnered with the Water Education Foundation to create Solving Water Challenges in Disadvantaged Communities: A Handbook to Understanding the Issues in California and Best Practices for Engagement. This guide is now available from SAWPA as a resource for anyone in or involved with communities throughout California that have historically struggled to meet their water resource needs. The report highlights SAWPA’s DCI Program as a case study of combining community engagement with state funding allocation, providing other organizations examples to obtain technical assistance and other support necessary to begin solving challenges in local communities.

For more information, visit the Handbook page.

SAWPA Member Agencies

SAWPA is a Joint Powers Authority that delivers regional water solutions supporting its member agencies. The authority plans and builds multi-benefit projects increasing water supply, protecting water quality, providing recreation opportunities and restoring the environment of the Santa Ana River Watershed.

Eastern Municipal Water District - SAWPA Member Agency

Eastern Municipal Water District

Inland Empire Utilities Agency - SAWPA Member Agency

Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Orange County Water District - SAWPA Member Agency

Orange County Water District

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District - SAWPA Member Agency

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

Western Municipal Water District - SAWPA Member Agency

Western Municipal Water District

Praise from Our Customers

  • Part of our mission statement as a company is to conserve the world’s energy and resources. I think conserving water and being able to use the Brine Line is part of that mission statement. The Brine Line has been the most reliable, low cost option for us to remove water from the site.
    Rick Glasmann | General Manager
    International Rectifier
  • We wouldn’t be able to operate without the Brine Line.
    Ben Strassohofer | District Operations Manager
    Mission Linen Supply
  • There are no other feasible alternatives to the Brine Line.
    Inland Empire Energy Center