The city of Santa Ana, California, has become a poster child for the consequences of climate change.
And that’s because of the flooding it has experienced since the year 2020.
Santa Ana has seen over 70 inches of rain fall in the past month alone, the largest monthly rainfall in the city’s history.
It has also been flooded three times in the same month.
The city’s water-management system, which was established in the 1950s, is only just beginning to catch up with the flood’s intensity.
The city’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) has been forced to start treating its groundwater aquifers in a desperate effort to contain the unprecedented flooding.
Since then, it has been working with the private sector to create a water-treatment plant that will be ready to handle the floodwater.
This plant, known as a “tidal zone,” will pump water into the aquiferees below ground to be treated for contaminants.
The project will also produce millions of gallons of wastewater, which can then be recycled for use as drinking water.
While the project is relatively new, DWR officials say they are still figuring out exactly how much wastewater to produce each month.
So far, they have generated about 1 million gallons of water for the city.
So far, the city has not been able to use its water-treatments facility to treat wastewater from the new project.
But this week, the DWR’s board voted to begin treating wastewater from this project.
This is important because the city is already using about 1.3 million gallons a month for its water.
And the new facility, which is expected to be ready by early next year, will be able to handle up to three times the amount of wastewater it would take to treat the existing plant.
The plan is to create two new treatment plants for each of the two existing wastewater-treatment plants, according to an official with the DWD.
The two facilities are expected to produce about 3 million gallons each.
The first, which will be built by the Southern California Edison Company, will produce water for San Diego and other parts of the state.
The second, which has been awarded a $1.8 billion contract from the California Public Utilities Commission, will also be able handle up 1.6 million gallons per month.
It’s a massive undertaking.
It will be impossible for the new plant to process all the wastewater that’s already being produced.
And it won’t be able for long to do so, since the plant is only about 200 feet above the ground.
DWR officials estimate that they will need to raise groundwater levels by 1.4 feet a year for the first five years of operation.
In other words, they’ll have to increase the amount that they can extract from the aquifer every year for years to come.
So, what will the city do with all the extra water that the new plants will be producing?
It will be used to treat stormwater that flows down into the city, according a press release from DWR.
To do this, the plant will be using a method known as “tributary treatment.”
It will pump groundwater up from the city aquiferm, where it was previously extracted, into a system called a “river treatment plant.”
The plant will then filter the water and send it down to a “streamside treatment plant,” which will convert it back into water that will then be pumped back up into the river.
What that means is that in addition to being able to treat more water for city residents, the water will also have to be recycled.
The river treatment plant is expected be ready in 2019, while the streamside plant is currently being constructed.
How will the new facilities work?
DWR is trying to minimize the amount and volume of water it is extracting, which it hopes will reduce the amount the plant can use for treatment.
It is also hoping that the system will allow it to reduce its reliance on groundwater.
“The idea is that by making the plants bigger and better, they can handle a bigger amount of water,” said DWR spokesperson Alex Lopez.
“That way, they’re not just pumping water in and out.”
In addition, DWD hopes that the systems will allow them to control the amount wastewater that flows into the system.
Currently, the system is using about 100 million gallons to treat each year.
DWR hopes that this system will be much more efficient, allowing them to use only about 5 million gallons for treatment each year instead of the current 80 million gallons.
This is an important step for DWD, which hopes that its water treatment plant will ultimately be able work for over 100 years.
It’s hoped that, by the time that the plant actually reaches its full capacity, the aquifier will have been upgraded enough that the river system will have a higher capacity.
According to the DWC website, the project’s completion is expected in 2021.