MENDOCINO Co., 10/16/19 — The City of Ukiah has completed the first phase of the city's recycled water project, also known as the "purple pipe," and will be holding a public ceremony and dedication on October 28.
The recycled water project includes "eight miles of pipeline, a 66-million-gallon water storage reservoir, upgraded treatment facilities and improved water and wastewater infrastructure," providing an important commercial water source of about 325 millions gallons of water, and reducing diversions from the Russian River.
The ceremony will take place at the wastewater treatment plant in Ukiah on Monday, October 28, at 5:30 p.m. at 300 Plant Road. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and brief tours of the facility. The project has been in development for a number of years (read our previous reporting here), and this marks the completion of the project first phase out of three.
Here's the full announcement from the City's Facebook page:
JOIN US IN THE CELEBRATION AND DEDICATION OF THE RECYCLED WATER PROJECT ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th, FROM 5:30 PM to 6:30PM.
The City of Ukiah’s Water Resources Department invites the community to join us to celebrate the success of the completion of the first three phases of the City of Ukiah’s Recycled Water Project. This special event will occur on Monday, October 28th at 5:30pm at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 300 Plant Road!
Dedication speeches and ribbon cutting at 5:45 pm followed by short tours of the facility.
The Recycled Water System includes nearly eight miles of pipeline, a 66-million-gallon water storage reservoir, upgraded treatment facilities and improved water and wastewater infrastructure on Oak Manor Drive. This allows the City to serve approximately 325 million gallons of water to farmers, parks, and schools.
This project provides numerous benefits to our community including promoting a vibrant agricultural region, reducing diversions from the Russian River, assisting in conformation to State conservation objectives and improving environmental habitat by providing an alternative source for frost protection.
Event location: Wastewater Treatment Plant, 300 Plant Road, Ukiah
Directions: Take South State Street to Plant Road and continue straight just past the Mendocino County Animal Shelter