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Program Benefits

The Chino Basin Program delivers local water system improvements earlier and secures access to water supplies for the future.

Secure Water Future

The Chino Basin Program will deliver a new advanced water treatment facility that has already been identified in long-range planning. The facility will provide an additional 15,000 AF of advanced treated recycled water that will be stored in the Chino Basin each year. Recycled water supplies will be available to Member Agencies to respond more effectively in case of emergencies or extended periods of drought. Additionally, the program offers the opportunity for a water exchange to support state-wide benefits. 


Wide-spread Environmental Benefits

Water supplies exchanged for releases from Oroville Reservoir to the Feather River will support the Bay Delta ecosystem. The use of this water will provide pulse flows in the spring of dry and critical water years to benefit native fish species, primarily Chinook salmon.  


Timely Funding Opportunity

A timely Prop 1 funding opportunity provides 54% of the program's funding, saving the region $207 million. This will allow for a new advanced water treatment facility to be built and deliver additional recycled water earlier than previously planned.




Enhanced Water Quality

Infrastructure improvements, including a new advanced water treatment facility, will store a high-quality water supply in the Chino Basin. The additional advanced treated recycled water will reduce salinity and enhance the quality of local groundwater supplies.