“This city isn’t afraid to be an innovator,” Wang said, “to be trying a new technology and make sure it’s safe.” Santa Monica is currently testing the new flow reversal technology and plans to implement it at full scale by the end of the year. In addition to capturing stormwater, the SWIP also treats raw wastewater to exceed drinking water standards. The system is capable of providing as much as 1,600 acre-feet of purified water per year, or about 10% of the total water supply.