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Water treatment facilities plans move forward
New plants will also provide increased sewer capacity
The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority surpassed a major milestone in its project to build two water reclamation facilities in Apple Valley and Hesperia.
Both facilities obtained state permits required to operate the plants that will provide the area with enough recycled water to offset monthly costs of wastewater treatment.
“Those will provide significant benefit to our community and the region,” said Frank Robinson, Apple Valley town manager in the VVWRA’s official press release. “The ability of the VVWRA to provide reclaimed water for irrigation of park land and other public purposes will lower municipal costs and contribute to our water conservation goals.”
According to Logan Olds, VVWRA general manager, the new facilities will also provide increased sewer capacity for sustainable economic growth for years to come.
Supporting members, such as the Mojave Water Agency who partnered with VVWRA, also were pleased as the progress for the treatment facilities moves forward.
“These treatment plants will help protect our groundwater quality and also keep the water local, which is good for long-term water supplies,” said Lance Eckhart, MWA’s principal hydrogeologist.
As the final steps toward construction of the facilities are under way, the projects could go to bid as early as March, according to Olds.
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