San Diego International Airport collects over two million gallons of stormwater
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In its first year of operation, an innovative stormwater capture and re-use system at San Diego International Airport has collected more than two million gallons.
The airport collects rain that falls on the roof of the Terminal 2 Parking Plaza, diverting it from becoming runoff that can pollute San Diego Bay. This water is fed into the airport’s central plant, where it is used in place of potable water to help heat and cool the terminals.
SAN’s Director of Planning & Environmental Affairs, Brendan Reed, joined KUSI to talk about this important milestone.