$11.5 Million Dollars for Water Recycling Benefiting the High Desert

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) is excited to announce that the state will reduce its bank fees, saving $11.5 million dollars for the Victor Valley.

“Rather than accrue a higher interest rate, the banks agree to earn less as a financial incentive for water recycling projects,” said Logan Olds, VVWRA General Manager. “This will free up money to continue to create and improve water quality projects here in our community.”

Due to the urgent nature of the record drought conditions California is facing, our Governor issued a “Proclamation of a State of Emergency” which calls for the acceleration of funding for water supply improvement projects. VVWRA has been working diligently on a number of recycled water projects, including the Subregional Water Recycling Plants.

The Subregional Water Recycling Plants (WRP) will provide enough water to offset the use of ten thousand people each day in Apple Valley and Hesperia. These facilities will use membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology to provide a high level of reliability and quality of recycled water. The Subregional WRP’s are expected to be completed in 2016.

The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority is a public agency that is equally governed by officials from its member agencies, which include Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, Oro Grande and Spring Valley Lake. The agency’s award-winning regional treatment plant is located in Victorville.

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