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Water Recovery Program


Barona’s water reclamation plant treats water from many sources on the resort. At peak capacity, it can treat and filter 750,000 gallons of water.

In 2000, Barona reaffirmed our proactive approach to natural resource conservation by opening an innovative $3.5 million water reclamation plant. Barona’s facility is one of the most progressive in Southern California. This state-of-the-art facility uses pioneering scientific processes, with ultraviolet (UV) as the disinfection agent, to produce cleaner water at a higher usable volume—safely and efficiently.

Rainwater & Irrigation Runoff Capture

Rainwater is captured from building rooftops, parking lots, storm gutters, drains, even the cart paths at Barona Creek Golf Club. Rainwater and irrigation runoff are also captured from the golf course and resort landscaping. The creeks and ponds located near the hotel and on the golf course contribute to the recovery program by trapping precipitation and acting as reservoirs. On the golf course alone, up to 35 million gallons of water can be stored.

Resort Water Recovery

Water and moisture are collected from every available source, including early morning dew, sinks, toilets, kitchen facilities, bathtubs and showers, even condensation from air conditioning units.

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Retention Ponds

All water collected is funneled to a series of retention ponds via an aqueduct, using a combination of gravity and pumps. This water is blended with treated water from the water reclamation plant. The four gunnite-lined ponds hold a total capacity of almost 12 million gallons of water. Combined with the golf course ponds, we can store almost 47 million gallons.

Resort & Golf Course Irrigation



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