Regional San to Open Recycled Water Fill Station
New fill station to offer free, recycled water for residential and commercial users
Sacramento, CA – On September 30, 2015, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) will open a Recycled Water Fill Station at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove. Regional San will offer residential and commercial users the opportunity to get a free, environmentally responsible and safe water supply to irrigate lawns, gardens, and landscaping, or for dust control or other permitted uses.
Initially, this program will be limited to the first 500 users to sign up, and is expected to run until the rainy season sets in, possibly through October, while Regional San gauges the logistics and popularity of the program. “With the extended drought, conservation of potable water supplies is more important than ever. The new recycled water fill station is just one component of our sustainable water recycling program, which aims to reduce the region’s dependence on precious groundwater and surface water,” said Prabhakar Somavarapu, district engineer for Regional San. Regional San plans to reopen the fill station in spring 2016 and hopes to increase participation, based on findings from the current year.
The Recycled Water Fill Station Project will feature several connection bays for users to fill approved containers or commercial water trucks. Interested users must sign up in advance of the September 30 facility opening at www.regionalsan.com/fill-station. Participants must live in, and use the recycled water in the Regional San service area. Participation is limited and requires completion of a permit application and a brief training session.
Regional San’s water recycling program currently provides up to 3.5 million gallons per day of tertiary-treated recycled water to irrigate to a number of parks, street medians, and commercial and school sites in the Laguna West, Lakeside, and Stone Lakes developments in Elk Grove, in partnership with the Sacramento County Water Agency.
Learn more about Regional San’s other sustainable water recycling projects at www.regionalsan.com/water-recycling.
Regional San provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to residential, industrial and commercial customers throughout unincorporated Sacramento County; the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento and West Sacramento; and the communities of Courtland and Walnut Grove.
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CONTACT: Sharon Sargeant
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
(916) 876-6016 office – (916) 202-4512 cell