Sterling Natural Resource Center
About the Project
The Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC) will be a state-of-the-art facility in Highland, California, that will provide a sustainable new water supply to boost the region's water independence.
Capable of treating up to 8 million gallons a day, the SNRC will recharge the local Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin and create new opportunities for the surrounding community in the form of:
- Educational Pathways Program
- Pathways Program Handout (English / Spanish)
- Water Recycling Process (English)
- Community Benefits (English / Spanish)
- About Co-Digestion (English / Spanish)
The SNRC is being constructed on a 16-acre parcel of land. The Treatment Facility will be located on the eastern property while the Administration Center will be located on the western parcel. The collection/conveyance pipelines would be constructed along the existing rights of way.
Replenishing the Local Water Supply
The SNRC will transform and enhance the region's water supply by:
- Creating a new, local source of water for the community and 600,000 residents in the region.
- Replenishing the Bunker Hill Basin with recycled water, the region will be able to store hundreds of millions of gallons of water for dry years.
- This effort creates an opportunity to assist with meeting both local water agencies' needs and environmental commitments.
In addition to recycling wastewater, the SNRC will use co-digestion technology to give food waste a new purpose and maximize this resource to create renewable electricity. There may be a potential to use the material that remains after energy generation to produce fertilizer.
This enhancement represents a significant improvement to the project by allowing the SNRC to produce enough renewable electricity to meet the facility’s energy needs, with additional electricity transferred onto the energy grid.
Construction for the Sterling Natural Resource Center began in late 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
On October 20, 2018, local officials and community members joined East Valley Water District (EVWD) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC). Read the official press release here.
Construction Time-Lapse Video
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