Press Release

Open House to Discuss Wastewater Treatment Upgrade & Traffic Impacts
EchoWater construction project set to begin this spring

Sacramento — An open house to discuss the upcoming construction and related traffic impacts from mandated upgrades to the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove will be held on Thursday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Laguna Town Hall, Classroom #2, 3020 Renwick Avenue, Elk Grove.

The treatment plant upgrades, known as the EchoWater Project, are an approximately $2 billion effort that will span the next eight years. During the peak of construction, the project could bring an additional 600 construction workers daily to the wastewater treatment plant, which sits on 3,400 acres of land north of Laguna Boulevard between Franklin Boulevard and I-5. Regional San has prepared a traffic management plan that will help mitigate traffic impacts to the local community. Details of that plan will be discussed during the open house, along with general information about the EchoWater Project.

When completed, the EchoWater Project will improve water quality and result in a nearly 95 percent reduction in ammonia discharged to the Sacramento River. The treatment plant’s discharge permit requires the EchoWater Project be fully complete and operational by 2023.

Regional San provides wastewater treatment and disposal for households and businesses within Sacramento County and the City of West Sacramento, serving approximately 1.4 million persons.


Peter Castles, Communications & Media Officer
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
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