By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– VVWRA has been awarded a Prop. 1 grant of $9,181,841 towards construction of the Apple Valley Subregional Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). With the newly awarded funds, 26% of the total cost to design and build the Water Reclamation Plants in Apple Valley and Hesperia is now covered by state and federal grants.
Prop. 1 is the water bond measure approved by California voters in Nov. of 2014. The new grant was made possible, in part, because the Apple Valley project is already under construction.
The remaining cost for the WRP’s is being paid for with a 30 year, 1% loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. “The grants manage to cut almost $2 million dollars per year in borrowing costs over the course of the loan”, said VVWTA General Manager Logan Olds.