Milpitas, Ca., City Council looks to extend recycled water pipeline project

A five-part, $45.95M plan would expand the city's recycled water pipeline system by 9.5 miles eastward.

Dec 21st, 2016
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MILPITAS, CA, DECEMBER 21, 2016 -- Officials in Milpitas, Ca., are looking to develop new sources of water and to reduce the usage of potable water for non-drinking purposes in the city.

A five-part, $45.95M plan would expand the city's recycled water pipeline system by 9.5 miles eastward. Additionally, construction of a 1.5-million gallon storage tank and four pump stations to service the entire system, brings the total cost to $60M.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that Milpitas City Council voted unanimously on Nov. 15 to approve an environmental assessment of all five parts of the project, which shows it would not have a significant negative impact on the environment.

The project's first phase will involve installing 10,000 linear feet of recycled water pipeline, funded via a $25-million revenue bond that residents will pay off through higher water rates approved by the council in December 2015.Of the total bond, $20.4 million will fund water infrastructure projects in the coming year.

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