The California Environmental Quality Act: exemption: recycled water pipelines.Read More
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Escondido, the City Council endorsed a plan to spend estimated $258 million over the next 15 years. This would be on infrastructure that will allow the city to transform its sewage for irrigation use.
It is said that this is one of the best options for the city of Escondido due to a lack of sewer capacity which threatens to halt future commercial and residential developments. The only other option to increase capacity for the sewage system, would be to widen the 18 mile long pipeline, but this would cost an estimated $403 million to do this.
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Escondido water utilities is looking to link up water districts in North County by identifying who has a need for recycled water. Escondido is planning to build a pipeline that would redirect water bound for an ocean outflow and convert it into recycled water for avocado farms. Read the rest of the story at The Coast News
Article from UT San Diego: Aiming to help Escondido’s struggling farmers get cheaper water, city officials are moving forward with a $12 million pipeline expansion that will bring treated sewer water to hundreds of citrus and avocado groves.
Farmers, who have faced sharply rising water rates in recent years, have been lobbying the city for the expansion. Escondido’s agricultural industry employs more than 2,000 people and accounts for $81 million a year in revenue, according to Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation, an advocacy group.
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