By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– Construction has started on a seven-month project that will bring recycled water to three of Apple Valley’s public parks.
The reclaimed water will be used solely for irrigation of grass and plants and transmitted through pipelines directly to Lenny Brewster Park, Civic Center Park, and Thunderbird Park. The completed Victor Valley Reclamation Authority’s Apple Valley Sub-Regional Water Recycling Facility will serve as the source of the recycled water that will bring vital irrigation to the selected sites.
“This project will save the Town a lot of money in the future,” said Mayor Larry Cusack. “By investing in infrastructure like this, we are better prepared to distribute our most precious resource and continue to be cost-effective.”
Early estimates show the Town will save between $13 million to $22 million over forty years by using recycled water instead of retail-priced potable water.
Each park site will have both domestic and recycled water infrastructure to support the needs of separate potable and irrigation water systems. Additionally, each recycled water system will have backup potable water capabilities in the event recycled water is temporarily unavailable or inadequate.
“When completed, the sites will deliver local, sustainable water, and conserve our drinking water supplies,” said Town Manager Doug Robertson. “In addition to saving money, this will also improve our water supply during droughts, keep our parks and landscaping healthy, and reduce the treated wastewater discharges in our system.”
The project also includes the installation of a water storage tank at Brewster Park and a booster pump station to supply water at sufficient pressure. A second water supply tank and booster pump will be installed at Civic Center Park.
The project is estimated to be completed by March 2020.
For more information on the project, contact the Town’s Engineering Department at (760) 240-7000 ext. 7103.