Bureau of Reclamation – Title XVI Projects

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California

Antioch Recycled Water Project, Delta Diablo Sanitation District Antioch, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $467,800
Total Project Cost: $3,123,437
Local Contact: Dean Eckerson, Project Manager, deane@ddsd.org

Funding will be used for construction of a recycled water pipeline as part of the Antioch Recycled Water Project, an expansion of the City’s water reuse system to establish recycled water for use as landscape irrigation at municipal parks, medians and other green spaces along the pipeline alignment. This ARRA funded project is intended to reduce the City of Antioch’s dependence on potable water supplies diverted from the Delta, to improve water supply reliability for irrigation customers, and to reduce wastewater discharges to the Delta.

Pittsburg Recycled Water Project Phase 2, Delta Diablo Sanitation District
Antioch, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $363,900
Total Project Cost: $1,140,000
Local Contact: Dean Eckerson, Project Manager, deane@ddsd.org

Funding will be used for Phase 2 of the Pittsburg Recycled Water Project, which includes the lining of 11,000 feet of existing recycled water pipeline, from City Hall to Stoneman North Park. The work is necessary to ensure the long-term reliability of the City’s recycled water system, which will reduce dependence on Delta potable water supplies, improve water supply reliability for irrigation customers, and reduce wastewater discharges to the Delta.

Upper Mojave River Groundwater Regional Recharge and Recovery Project, Mojave Water Agency
Apple Valley, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $13,400,000
Total Project Cost: $53,600,000
Local Contact: Michael Limbaugh, Mojave Water Agency, mlimbaugh@mojavewater.org

The Upper Mojave River Groundwater Regional Recharge and Recovery Project will construct recharge basins, 15 miles of pipeline, pumps, a reservoir, 20 wells and six turnouts. The ARRA funded component of this project has an initial capacity of 15,000 acre-feet per year and is intended to create a sustainable water delivery system and reduce dependence on supplies from the State Water Project during drought periods.

Regional Recycled Water Program, Northeast Area Project, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Chino, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $10,000,000
Total Project Cost: $40,500,000
Local Contact: Richard Atwater, CEO/General Manager, atwater@ieua.org

Funding will be used for construction of the Northeast Area Project, part of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s Regional Recycled Water Program, including design and construction of facilities for the conveyance of recycled water to direct use customers and groundwater recharge basins. Ultimately, the Northeast Area Project is expected to deliver 7,000 to 10,000 acre-feet per year to groundwater recharge basins and direct use customers.

Regional Recycled Water Program, Northwest Area Project, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Chino, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $4,000,000
Total Project Cost: $39,110,000
Local Contact: Richard Atwater, CEO/General Manager, atwater@ieua.org

Funding will be used to complete construction of 8 miles of pipeline, a pump station, and two reservoir tanks. Completion of the Northwest Area Project is expected to result in delivery of over 1,200 acre-feet of water per year to direct use customers, making available potable water currently used for irrigation.

Southeast Water Reliability Project Phase 1, Central Basin Municipal Water District
Commerce, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $5,600,000
Total Project Cost: $48,738,000
Local Contact: Art Aguilar, General Manager, arta@centralbasin.org

Funding will be used on construction of Phase 1 of the Southeast Water Reliability Project, which is intended to increase recycled water deliveries by approximately 740 acre-feet per year to conserve the area’s groundwater and to reduce reliance on imported water.

City of Industry Project, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
El Monte, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $4,850,000
Total Project Cost: $31,900,000
Local Contact: Tim Jochem, General Manager, tcj@usgvmwd.org

Funding will be used for design and construction of recycled water facilities in the cities of Walnut and West Covina, including transmission lines, a pumping station and two reservoirs. The ARRA funding for this project is expected to make available 3,700 acre-feet of water per year.

Rosemead Extension Project, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
El Monte, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $750,000
Total Project Cost: $3,000,000
Local Contact: Tim Jochem, General Manager, tcj@usgvmwd.org

Funding will be used on design and construction of recycled water pipelines as part of the Rosemead Extension Project to supply recycled water to potential new customers. This project is expected to make available approximately 620 acre-feet of water per year.

Tustin Legacy Well #1, Irvine Ranch Water District
Irvine, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $444,139
Total Project Cost: $1,776,802
Local Contact: Steve Malloy, Project Manager, malloy@irwd.com

Funding will be used for the Tustin Legacy Well 1 Project to recover and treat impaired groundwater to increase local water supplies for the Irvine Ranch Water District. Completion of this ARRA funded project is expected to produce approximately 2,200 acre-feet per year of potable water to address local water supply needs and to meet increasing water demands.

Wells 21 and 22, Irvine Ranch Water District
Irvine, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $11,691,871
Total Project Cost: $55,017,564
Local Contact: Steve Malloy, Project Manager, malloy@irwd.com

Funding will be used to construct a groundwater conveyance pipeline, treatment facilities and brine disposal pipeline, and a finished water pipeline to recover and treat impaired groundwater from two existing wells. This ARRA funded project is expected to deliver approximately 6,700 acre-feet per year of potable water supporting rising municipal water demands.

Natural Treatment System Site 67, Irvine Ranch Water District
Irvine, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $5,661,296
Total Project Cost: $22,645,185
Local Contact: Fiona Sanchez, Project Manager, sanchezf@irwd.com

Funding will be used to design and construct a treatment wetland that will reduce selenium and nitrate concentrations in surface water in Peters Canyon Wash, part of the San Diego Creek Watershed. The constructed wetland is expected to remove approximately 200 pounds of selenium per year, leading to a significant improvement in water quality and allowing beneficial uses of water. This ARRA funded project is one of 33 proposed natural treatment facilities intended to improve water quality in San Diego Creek and its tributaries.

El Monte Valley Groundwater Project; Pre Construction Phase: Environmental Documentation
Helix Water District
La Mesa, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $375,000
Total Project Cost: $1,500,000
Local Contact: Timothy M. Smith, Project Manager, tim.smith@helixwater.org

Funding will be used for preparation of required preconstruction documentation and preliminary design for the El Monte Valley Groundwater Project. This ARRA funded project will use purified recycled water to provide a supplemental water source for the District (up to 5,000 acre-feet per year for groundwater recharge) and will contribute to habitat restoration goals along the San Diego River.

Tuscany Recycled Water System, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $3,100,000
Total Project Cost: $9,900,000
Local Contact: Sudhir Moheji, Senior Civil Engineer, smohleji@evmwd.net

Funding will be used for construction of Phase 1A of the Tuscany Recycled Water System, including recycled water pipelines, a reservoir, booster pump station, turnout and retrofitting of existing customers’ sites to provide recycled water for landscape irrigation. This ARRA funded project is expected to result in the delivery of approximately 1,194 acre-feet of recycled water per year and to reduce the District’s dependence on imported water.

Wildomar Recycled Water System, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $2,100,000
Total Project Cost: $8,600,000
Local Contact: Sudhir Moheji, Senior Civil Engineer, smohleji@evmwd.net

Funding will be used to complete Phase 1 of the Wildomar Recycled Water System, including construction of recycled water pipelines and retrofitting of existing customers’ sites to provide recycled water for landscape irrigation. Completion of the ARRA funded project is expected to make available approximately 295 acre-feet of water per year.

Alamitos Barrier Recycled Water Project Expansion-Long Beach Area Water Reclamation
Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Lakewood, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $ 478,750
Total Project Cost: $1,915,000
Local Contact: Robert Siemak, Project Manager, rsiemak@wrd.org

Funding will be used to complete planning and design for expansion of the Alamitos Barrier Recycled Water Project. Once the expansion has been completed, an additional 3,000 to 5,000 acre-feet of recycled water is expected to be made available to fully offset imported water used at the Alamitos Barrier, an engineered freshwater pressure ridge seawater trough designed to protect groundwater from seawater intrusion.

Long Beach Desalination Research and Development Project, Long Beach Water Department
Long Beach, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $3,006,005
Total Project Cost: $6,012,010
Local Contact: Eric Leung, Director of Water Resources, Eric_Leung@lbwater.org

Funding will be used for the Long Beach Desalination Research and Development Project, including optimization of a 300,000 gallons-per-day seawater desalination prototype facility. Funding will be used primarily for on-the-ground installation of various types of nano filtration membranes; construction of testing facilities to address post-treatment strategies; and pipeline removal and site restoration as part of the testing, pilot, and demonstration of seawater intake and discharge facilities. The project also includes testing of facilities during operation and analysis.

City of Oxnard Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Treatment Phase 1, City of Oxnard
Oxnard, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $20,000,000
Total Project Cost: $130,042,864
Local Contact: Ken Ortega, Public Works Director, ken.ortega@ci.oxnard.ca.us

Funding will be used toward design and construction of an advanced water purification facility to produce recycled water and a pipeline to transport recycled water for municipal and industrial uses within the City of Oxnard. The ARRA funded project is expected to result in approximately 7,200 acre-feet of recycled water per year. The project is part of an attempt to provide regional water supply solutions through wastewater recycling and reuse; groundwater injection, storage and recovery; and groundwater desalination.

Pacifica Recycled Water Project – Pipeline, North Coast County Water District
Pacifica, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $2,203,750
Total Project Cost: $8,815,000
Local Contact: Kevin O’Connell, Project Manager, doconnell@nccwd.com

Funding will be used to construct new facilities including 3.5 miles of pipeline, a 400,000-gallons storage tank and a new pump station. The project will provide recycled water to irrigation users that currently draw water from the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, and thereby reduce users’ dependence on existing potable water supplies.

Recycled Water System Pressurization and Expansion Project, Eastern Municipal Water District
Perris, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $9,462,250
Total Project Cost: $37,849,000
Local Contact: Hossein Juybari, juybarih@emwd.org

Funding will be used to improve the recycled water delivery capacity of existing infrastructure through construction of three storage tanks, a booster station and a pipeline extension. The project is expected to result in the direct use of an additional 3,175 acre-feet of reclaimed water per year.

San Jose Water Reclamation and Reuse Project Phase 1C, South Bay Water Recycling
San Jose, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $6,460,000
Total Project Cost: $25,830,000
Local Contact: Eric Rosenblum, Division Manager, eric.rosenblum@sanjoseca.gov

Funding would be used for facility improvements as part of the San Jose Water Reclamation and Reuse Project, which is intended to reduce reliance on potable water supplies from the Central Valley Project. ARRA funding will be used for construction of approximately 13 miles of pipeline extensions and related facility improvements in the cities of Santa Clara, Milpitas and San Jose. Proposed Phase 1C improvements include ten construction packages that collectively will provide an additional 2,400 acre-fee of recycled water per year for irrigation and industrial use.

South Bay Advanced Recycled Water Treatment Facility, Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $8,250,000
Total Project Cost: $52,655,000
Local Contact: Hossein Ashktorab, Project Manager, hasktorab@valleywater.org

Funding will be used to expand the existing recycled water system to provide recycled water to agricultural, industrial and landscape users. The new recycled water facility will treat secondary effluent with advanced treatment processes including microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection; the water will be distributed via the existing 100-mile recycled water pipeline system. The completed project is expected to provide approximately 9,000 acre-feet of recycled water per year and will reduce dependence on existing potable water supplies and will reduce wastewater discharges.

South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Master Plan Implementation, Santa Clara Valley Water District
San Jose, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $4,350,000
Total Project Cost: $17,116,000
Local Contact: Hossein Ashktorab, Project Manager, hasktorab@valleywater.org

Funding will be used for expansion of an existing recycled water system to provide recycled water to agricultural, industrial, and landscape users. New facilities will include 5.7 miles of pipeline, a 3-million gallons storage tank and a new pump station. The completed project will provide approximately 1,790 acre-feet of recycled water per year, will reduce dependence on existing potable water supplies, and will reduce wastewater discharges.

Padre Dam Water Recycling Facility Expansion, Padre Dam Municipal Water District
Santee, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $1,242,000
Total Project Cost: $6,451,180
Local Contact: Arne Sandvik, Senior Engineer, asandvik@padre.org

Funding will be used for planning and design of facilities to expand the treatment capacity of an existing water recycling facility. As part of the expansion, addition of an advanced treatment process is expected to produce up to 2,240 acre-feet per year of highly treated water to support the El Monte Valley Groundwater Recharge and River Restoration Project.

Vail Lake Water Storage Pipeline and Pump Station, Rancho California Water District
Temecula, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $6,256,435
Total Project Cost: $25,465,740
Local Contact: Perry Louck, Project Manager, louckp@ranchowater.com

Funding will be used for construction of the Vail Lake Water Storage Pipeline and Pump Station to connect Vail Lake to Rancho California Water District’s facilities so that water can be stored during off-peak wet periods, when it is abundant, to be used beneficially during peak dry periods. Use of Vail Lake is expected to increase recycled water use by 16,000 acre-feet per year and to reduce peak-time demands on the California energy grid by shifting pumping to non-peak periods.

Regional Brineline, Calleguas MWD Recycling Project, Calleguas Municipal Water District
Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $5,034,712
Total Project Cost: $20,138,848
Local Contact: Kristine McCaffrey, Senior Project Manager, kmccaffrey@calleguas.com

Funding will be used to construct Phase 1E of the Regional Brine Line, which will dispose of waste brine produced from treating wastewater and brackish ground water to reduce salinity. The Brine Line will facilitate the reclamation and reuse of water to reduce the demand for imported water and to provide a dependable water source for Ventura County. Completion of Phase 1E will allow the first phase of the recycling project to be fully utilized, resulting in the use of approximately 1,700 acre-feet per year of recycled water and approximately 4,200 acre-feet per year of potable water produced from brackish groundwater.

Regional Water Supply Renewal Program – Regional Brineline, Yucaipa Valley Water District
Yucaipa, Calif.
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $2,286,785
Total Project Cost: $9,147,140
Local Contact: Brent Anton, Engineering Project Integrator, banton@yvwd.dst.ca.us

Funding will be used for Phase 1 and Phase 2 construction of the Yucaipa Valley Regional Brineline, part of the Yucaipa Valley Regional Water Supply Renewal Program. Completion of the brineline is expected to allow the District to use recycled water to replace imported water from the State Water Project.

New Mexico

Southside Municipal Effluent Polishing and Water Reclamation Project, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority
Albuquerque, N.M.,
Reclamation ARRA Funding: $2,500,000
Total Project Cost: $14,950,000
Local Contact: Mark Sanchez, Executive Director, msanchez@abcwua.org

Funding will be used on construction of one phase of the Southside Municipal Effluent Polishing and Water Reclamation Project, which will provide highly treated municipal and industrial effluent for irrigation and industrial demands in the Southeast Heights and South Valley in Albuquerque.

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Last Updated: February 02, 2012
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