Water

Hesperia to Pay $14.7 Million for Water Distribution

According to the Victorville Daily Press, August 20, 2015, as the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority continues to build its water reclamation plant on the west side of town, the city is paying to construct a distribution system for the water the plant will treat. The City Council approved an amendment to pay more than $200,000 for the design of the distribution system, which will cost about $14.7 million to build. The VVWRA plant, which is located near the corner of Mojave Street and Tamarisk Avenue, will eventually pump out 1 million gallons of treated water per day and can be expanded to treat 4 million gallons, a staff report said. Once the plant treats the water, the city’s distribution system will transport the recycled wastewater via purplepiping to various locations such as parks, schools and the golf course. Hesperia Spokeswoman Rachel Molina told the Daily Press the city is working to secure both grant funding and a State Revolving Fund loan for the construction portion of the project. In March, VVWRA General Manager Logan Olds told the Daily Press that the $40 million investment will produce 1,000 acre-feet of recycled, non-potable water each year and will reduce the impact of material in the mainline once the sub-regional facility is completed. In April 2015, the VVWRA broke ground on a similar plant, with both facilities expected to be completed in about two years. A VVWRA report revealed that the plant is expected to provide 2,240 acre-feet of recycled water per year, which equates to 730 million gallons a year.

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