Regional San is working collaboratively with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to convey recycled water to the Sacramento Power Authority (SPA) Cogen plant in south Sacramento for use in its cooling towers. When implemented, the project would provide approximately 1,000 acre-feet per year, or one million gallons per day, of recycled water in lieu of current potable water use.
Using advanced treatment processes, the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (SRWTP) will produce high-quality recycled water that will be conveyed through “purple pipes” to the SPA Cogeneration plant located approximately six miles north of the SRWTP.
Construction crews are currently working on the pipeline segment located west of the SPA cogeneration plant along 47th Avenue. Remaining construction tasks include clean-up and road paving along the entire alignment. Once all construction is completed, the pipeline will connect to the SPA cogeneration plant located near 47th Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. Completion of construction is scheduled for fall 2017.
This project has numerous regional and environmental benefits, including:
Conserves potable surface and groundwater supplies
Helps to meet local, regional, state and federal water recycling goals
This project includes the following elements:
Level of treatment will be Title 22 tertiary recycled water
Recycled water will be supplied by SRWTP
Approximately six miles of pipeline construction
Recycled water demand will be about 1,000 acre-feet or one million gallons per day
Costs and Funding
The preliminary cost estimate for constructing the recycled water piping system is $15.2 million. In May 2012, the SPA Cogeneration Project received a $40,000 grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s Watersmart Program to support the preparation of a feasibility study for the project.
In addition, Regional San applied for and received grants through Proposition 50, Proposition 1 and Proposition 84 totaling approximately $8,080,738 million. Regional San also secured approximately $8,182,200 in a low interest loan through the State Revolving Fund Loan Program. The grants and loan will help fund the design and construction of the project.
Funding for this $3,500,000 Regional San / SPA / City of Sacramento Water Recycling Pipeline Project – Phase 1B Project has been provided in full or in part by Proposition 1 – the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. California’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund is capitalized through a variety of funding sources, including grants from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and State bond proceeds.
Here is an image of the sign that will be placed at the construction site:
Regional San is actively seeking local, state, and federal funding assistance to develop and ultimately implement this project. The project timeline below is based on Regional San securing said funding.
Title XVI Study
Questions? Contact Us!
We encourage you to check back for updated project information. If you’d like to discuss this project, please contact Jose Ramirez at (916) 876-6059 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District / Sacramento Power Authority (SPA) / City of Sacramento Water Recycling Pipeline Project (SPA Project) was certified by the Regional San Board of Directors on November 12, 2014.
Note: The Draft EIR for the Project, along with the Response to Comments on the Draft EIR Document, constitutes the Final EIR for the Project. These documents are provided below.
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