December 10 – IPR Coalition Changes its Name to Water Reliability Coalition

New name better reflects the mission of the diverse group

{readmorelink}Read the full article…{/readmorelink}

San Diego, Calif. – Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 –The IPR Coalition today has announced it has changed its name to the Water Reliability Coalition. A broad-based affiliation of environmental, consumer, business, labor, development, taxpayer and technical organizations, the Water Reliability Coalition selected the new name because it better matches its long-term goals to support the development of a safe, reliable, sustainable and cost-effective local water supply.

The group currently focuses on supporting the recently approved City of San Diego Water Purification Demonstration Project, which will test the feasibility of treating wastewater to drinking water standards. The Coalition members recognize that a stable, dependable supply of water is a necessity for San Diego’s growing community. Coalition members support the region investing in local sources for a drought-proof water supply to decrease its dependence on less reliable and ever-more expensive imported water. The Coalition believes that recycling water for potable use can be an important part of San Diego’s water supply portfolio diversification. In the San Diego region, potable reuse could provide one of the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly options to enhance local water supplies. 


The Water Reliability Coalition is a broad-based affiliation of environmental, consumer, business, labor, development, taxpayer and technical organizations that have come together to support exploration of Indirect Potable Reuse as a potential strategy to develop a safe, reliable, sustainable & cost-effective local water supply.

Coalition members include: BIOCOM; Building Industry Association; Building Owners and Managers Association, San Diego Chapter; Citizens Coordinate for Century 3; Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation; Empower San Diego; Endangered Habitats League; Environmental Health Coalition; Friends of Infrastructure; Industrial Environmental Association; National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, San Diego Chapter;  San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council; San Diego Audubon Society; San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; San Diego Coastkeeper; San Diego County Taxpayers Association; San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; San Diego River Park Foundation; Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter; Sustainability Alliance of Southern California; Utility Consumers’ Action Network