It may be possible to recharge captured stormwater runoff in basins and treat that stormwater for reuse. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California does not plan to conduct pilot programs itself, but Nov. 5, the MWD board approved a grant program to provide financial assistance to MWD member agencies or other entities conducting stormwater recharge pilot programs.
The MWD board action authorized $7.5 million for the stormwater recharge pilot program while also approving the criteria for the grants. The program will begin March 1, 2020.
MWD already has a Local Resources Program which includes financial incentives to MWD agencies for the development of local supplies which increase supply reliability and reduce imported water demands. The MWD member agencies can pass throug