City of San Clemente Recycled Water Expansion Project
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- Project Description:
In 2012, the City broke ground on the Recycled Water Expansion project to double the production of tertiary treated recycled water at the City WRP and provide for expansion of the City’s recycled water storage and distribution network.
The 2½ year long Recycled Water Expansion project, which was recently completed in Fall 2014, will extend pipelines and access to recycled water to over 150 new recycled water services throughout San Clemente and expand the customer base. The $25.1 million project more than doubled the amount of tertiary treated recycled water produced at the City’s WRP from 2.2 to 5 MGD and construction of 9 miles of pipelines, 2 MG reservoir conversion, new 0.2 MG potable water reservoir, and new pressure reducing station.
- Project Justification:
The 2½ year long Recycled Water Expansion project, represents the third largest project in the City’s history and largest single civil engineering endeavor completed in the City.
In just over two years, the City plans to grow its recycled water customer base from 2 customers to over 50 customers with 150 recycled water services, increasing recycled water demand by over 900 AFY.
- Special Circumstances:
The City commenced work on this $25.1 million project long before shovels broke ground in 2012 by securing $5.6 million in State Proposition 50 grant funding, $14.4 million in State Revolving Fund Loans, and City funds along with financial incentives through Metropolitan Water District’s Local Resource Program.
It will take another two years for the City’s full customer base to convert to use recycled water and will increase demand by over 900 AFY when completed.
The City of San Clemente is recognized by WateReuse California as 2015 Small Agency of the Year.
- Project Attachments:
For a video highlighting the City of San Clemente’s Recycled Water Expansion project, Water Reclamation Plant and its facilities, please visit: http://vimeo.com/88208286.
- Award Citation::
City of San Clemente is nominated for their continued diligence to promote the use of recycled water as they significantly expand their recycled water system. Through smart planning, proactive management, and a little-bit-of-luck, the City has quickly expanded their recycled water system demand from 700 AFY to over 1,600 AFY through the City’s Recycled Water Expansion Project.
- Suggested Award Summary:
The City of San Clemente’s $25.1 million Recycled Water Expansion project more than doubled the amount of tertiary treated recycled water produced at the City’s wastewater treatment plant from 2.2 to 5 million gallons per day and included construction of 9 miles of pipelines, a 2 million gallon reservoir conversion to recycled water, a new 200,000 gallon potable water reservoir, and a pressure reducing station. The 2½ year long project, which was completed in October 2014, represents the third largest project in the City’s history and single civil engineering endeavor completed by the City. The project will extend access to recycled water to over 150 new recycled water services throughout San Clemente. Over the past two years, the City has been expanding its customer base by maximizing Metropolitan Water District’s On-Site Retrofit Program Incentives for Recycled Water Use and obtaining almost $1 million in grant funding to assist with the on-site conversions to recycled water.