Construction progresses on new recycled water treatment facilities
–Construction of new Tertiary Treatment Facilities at the City of Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment Plant is now 60-percent complete. These facilities will produce high-quality recycled water, which will be used for irrigation in east Paso Robles. This will help solve the problem of declining groundwater levels. The facilities will also enable the city to comply with more strict requirements for release of treated water to the Salinas River.
The new facilities include basins to even out fluctuations in the wastewater flow, a cloth filter to remove small particles from the water, an ultraviolet light disinfection system to eliminate all pathogens from the water, and a recycled water pond and pump station.
Cushman Contracting Corporation is building the project for the city, with help from several local subcontractors. The project will be complete and in operation by Jan. 2019.