Fallbrook water project reaches U.S. Senate
Last updated 5/9/2008 at Noon
Fallbrook Public Utility District director Milt Davies testified before the United States Senate April 24 on the proposed Santa Margarita River “con-junctive use” project. The local river project is a joint effort with the U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, and it proposes to use both underground and surface water for the benefit of Fallbrook and the Base.
Water would be diverted from the river and allowed to settle into underground aquifers, mostly in the winter months. Then, as temperatures rise or demand increases, water would be pumped back out and treated to the highest standards...