History of Recycled Water

Recycled Water System--Inception

Park2With the completion of the District's original recycled water system in 1986, recycled water from the Pomona Reclamation Plant began to irrigate the landscaped areas of schools, parks, and other private and public entities.

The District's original recycled water system was completed at a cost of $8.5 million. The system included:

  • 17 miles of pipeline (20-inch diameter to 4-inch diameter)
  • 2 million gallon storage tank
  • Recycled Pump Station
    • Main pump capacity of 3,500 gallons per minute
    • Booster pump capacity of 500 gallons per minute
  • 21 customers serving 340 acres of land

Recycled Water System--Expansion 1997-2003

Industry-WellOver the years the District has continued to expand the use of this "drought-proof water supply" which is not subject to the restrictions that may be imposed on drinking water imported from distant sources. The District's first recycled well, which on average produces 330 gallons per minute, was completed in 1989 to pump groundwater from the underlying basin. In 1992, the District doubled its storage capacity with the addition of a 2 million gallon storage tank that was constructed next to the existing tank. The District's second recycled well was completed in 2003, which provides an additional supply source that on average produces 155 gallons per minute.

Recycled Water System--Current

Well #5 after clean up 12-11-12Today the District's recycled water system has a current value of $13 million and consists of the following:

  • 31.5 miles of pipeline (20-inch diameter to 4-inch diameter)
  • 3 storage tanks with a combined capacity of 5.2 million gallons
  • Recycled Pump Station
    • Main pump capacity of 3,500 gallons per minute
    • Booster pump capacity of 1500 gallons per minute
  • 300 metered connections serving 600 acres of land
  • 5 wells with a combined average production of Approx. 2000 gallons per minute
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