The project will conserve enough fresh water to supply a planned hotel-retail development.
Sep. 11, 2017 – Expansion of a Rowland Water District (RWD) recycled water pipeline project will save enough fresh water to allow for a 450,800-square-foot development with retail stores, a restaurant, hotel rooms and meeting space.
The Future 3 Recycled Water Pipeline Project in Rowland Heights and the City of Industry was approved by RWD’s Board of Directors on July 11. The project will supply 28 other sites with 99 acre-feet of recycled water per year so RWD can serve the proposed Rowland Heights Plaza and Hotel mixed-use project.
“It is part of Rowland’s mission to pursue additional water supplies and diversify our portfolio,” said RWD General Manager Tom Coleman. “Recycled water brings reliable, local water supplies to our region, and we are committed to expanding these programs every chance we get.”
The Board also approved an addition to a previously certified environmental impact report to reduce any impacts from the project.
The underground recycled water project includes installation of 1 ½ miles of 8-inch pipeline. Work began recently at the intersection of Los Palacios Drive and Fullerton Road in Rowland Heights, and will continue west on Los Palacios, and then cross into the City of Industry. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year concluding at Albatross and Colima Roads.
RWD has prioritized investment in recycled water development to decrease dependence on costly imported water. RWD supplies recycled water for irrigation, construction, cooling towers and industrial processes. The District also has a contractual agreement with the City of Industry to operate and maintain its recycled water system, which supplies the Pacific Palms Resort and two PGA-accredited golf courses.