(HESPERIA) – In a unanimous vote, The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) Board of Commissioners took an important step today in bringing Apple Valley and Hesperia a renewable and drought-proof source of water.
In one of the driest winters on record to date, the Subregional Water Reclamation Plants (WRP) are moving one step closer to fruition as the board approved the agency to start prequalifying bidders for the construction of the plants. When built, the plants will be able to reuse up to one million gallons of water per day for irrigation purposes.
“This is an important project for the future sustainability of our community, and will protect our potable water source for generations to come,” said Scot Nassif, VVWRA’s Board Chairman and Apple Valley Town Councilman. ”We’ve fitted Town Hall and several new buildings with purple pipe in anticipation of this project.”
Currently less than one half of the Victor Valley’s water demand is met by recycled water, with the rest being met by potable water in the High Desert, which is an arid region and has been plagued in the past by drought.
“After almost 20 years in the planning stages, it’s great to see us start taking solid steps toward the construction of these facilities,” said Logan Olds, VVWRA’s General Manager. “The benefit to the communities of having access to this valuable resource is important for the continued economic success of Apple Valley and Hesperia.”
The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority is an independent agency that is equally governed by leaders from its member agencies, which include Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, Oro Grande and Spring Valley Lake.