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 was constructed on a 20-acre parcel of land. The Treatment Facility is located on the eastern property while the Administration Center is located on the western parcel. The collection/conveyance pipelines would be constructed along the existing rights of way.

SNRC Location

Sterling Natural Resource Center Address
25318 5th Street
Highland CA 92410

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