The Inland Empire Brine Line (Brine Line) is a unique and indispensable resource for the Santa Ana River Watershed, providing a facility for exporting salt from inland areas to the ocean. Salt export is important for protecting water quality and meeting regulatory requirements. The Brine Line provides a viable salty wastewater disposal facility for industries that generate salty wastewater during the manufacturing process, or from cooling, boiler blowdown or other processes. Salty wastewater from industry is redirected from the local wastewater treatment plant to the Brine Line, reducing the salt discharged from treatment plants into the Santa Ana River protecting plants and animals dependent on lower salt water and reducing the salt which percolates into inland and Orange County groundwater basins.
For more information or questions about the Inland Empire Brine Line, please email IEBrineline@sawpa.org