The Inland Empire Brine Line (also known as the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor – SARI) is intended to provide a cost-effective, sustainable means of disposal of non-reclaimable wastes for utilities and industry within the Santa Ana Watershed. The highest and best use of the Brine Line is the removal of salts from the Watershed to keep them from degrading water quality within the Watershed, thereby allowing better use of groundwater resources and expanding the ability to reclaim water. The long-term goal of achieving salt balance within the region depends on the ability to remove salts from the watershed via the Brine Line. Further use of desalters depends on an economical means of salt disposal and ultimately will depend on an economically viable regional IE Brine Line.
For more information or questions about the Inland Empire Brine Line, please email IEBrineline@sawpa.org