Sterling Natural Resource Center

About the Project

The Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC) is 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:

Community Benefits

Ribbon Cutting Celebration

East Valley Water District is hosted a special community ribbon cutting ceremony for the Sterling Natural Resource Center on Saturday, July 23, 2022. 

Official press release here.

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The SNRC is being constructed on a 20-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.

SNRC Location

SNRC Funding
  1. Water Recycling
  2. Maximizing Resources
  3. Construction
  4. FAQs

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.