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State gives FPUD green light to pursue UV treatment


Last updated 6/21/2007 at Noon

After getting a blessing from state officials, the Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) will pursue its plans to build an ultraviolet treatment plant at Red Mountain Reservoir.

For 22 years, the district has used the 440-million-gallon reservoir – tucked away on Mission Road – both on a daily basis and as an emergency storage backup.

Its massive 22-acre surface is not covered. But FPUD has never had a water quality problem with it. In fact, Red Mountain has an exemplary record of operation and has exceeded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.

But new EPA rules requ...

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