PepsiCo provides US$1.5M for WRD Groundwater Replenishment Project

PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) has the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), the largest groundwater agency in the state of California, to help manage and protect local groundwater resources to more than four million residents.

The partnership will improve drought resiliency and pilot WRD’s first inland injection well for utilisation of in-ground storage. When complete, the project will store an average of 325,851 gallons of water per year for municipal and indirect use, drought resiliency and mitigation.

Johannes Evenblij, president of west division at PBNA, said: “Partnering with the Water Replenishment District of Southern California will not only help enable long-term sustainable water security for local communities who depend on an accessible and reliable supply of clean, safe water, but it will also be critical in the advancement of our pep+ Net Water Positive ambition to reduce absolute water use and replenish back into the local watershed more than 100% of the water we use.”