FundingPadre Dam and partner agencies continue to work diligently to secure state and federal grant funding to reduce program expenses.

In June 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded the project $4.5 million as part of its Title XVI program.

Grant funding for the full scale Advanced Water Purification Program, as of summer 2016, has reached $10.7 million. Earlier this year the program was awarded $6 million from the State Water Resources Control Board as part of Proposition 84 through Integrated Regional Water Management and $200,000 from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Padre Dam has also submitted a completed application for Prop 1 grant monies and State Revolving Fund loans for this project. Additionally, this project is authorized under Title XVI and is eligible to receive up to 25 percent of the project’s design and construction costs.

Efforts to obtain additional funding remain ongoing.

Demonstration Project Funding
Funding for the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility was provided through a $3 million grant secured through the California Department of Water Resources Proposition 50 through San Diego’s Integrated Regional Water Management Group. The planning, design, installation and operation of the demonstration facility did not impact Padre Dam customers’ water rates.