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Tertiary Recycled Water Plan Opens

MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release October 21, 2004
Media Contacts:  
John C. Martin, City Manager, City of Daly City (650) 991-8127
Patrick Sweetland, Director, Department of Water and WasteWater Resources (650) 991-8190


Historic Multi-Agency Collaborative Project Will Deliver
Irrigation Water to Nearby Golf Courses, Athletic Fields

Daly City – Dedication ceremony for the North San Mateo County Sanitation District’s newly-constructed $7.36 million, tertiary recycled water facilities will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26th at 153 Lake Merced Boulevard in Daly City. City officials and project partners for the historic multi-agency collaboration will be in attendance to tour the plant which is designed to produce 2.77 million gallons per day (mgd).

In April 2002, the District, a subsidiary of the City of Daly City, along with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), executed a landmark 50-year recycled water use agreement with the Olympic Club, Lake Merced Golf Club, and San Francisco Golf Club. Recycled water will also be provided to the athletic fields at Westlake and Marchbank Parks, along with the landscape median irrigation on John Daly Boulevard from Highway I-280 to Highway 35. Delivery of irrigation water from the tertiary facilities to the Olympic Club began August 5th of this year.

Construction of the tertiary recycled facilities started on February 3, 2003, by Anderson Pacific Engineering Construction of Santa Clara, California. The project was engineered and designed by Carollo Engineers of Walnut Creek, California. The plant will include the use of six Parkson DynaSand Filters and injection of high purity gypsum through a patent-pending application provided by Wastewater Solutions, Inc. of St. George, Utah.

The total project cost is $7.36 million, with funding provided by a $4,450,128 loan and a $1,426,912 grant from the California State Water Resources Control Board, a $1 million contribution from the SFPUC, and the remaining balance from the District.

For more information about the new recycled water facilities, contact the Department of Water and Wastewater Resources at (650) 991-8200.