Pure Water sewage recycling system ready for construction with all hurdles cleared; construction to begin this Spring


City plans to host online working group meetings for University City and other neighborhoods affected by the Pure Water pipeline construction. The neighborhood meetings this Spring will include introductions to the construction contractors and discussion of outreach plans.

From the SD Union Tribune: San Diego is ready to start building the long-awaited Pure Water sewage recycling system, now that city officials have resolved litigation that delayed the project 18 months and increased its estimated cost to $5 billion, city officials say. Pure Water will boost San Diego’s water independence by recycling 83 million gallons of treated sewage into potable drinking water by 2035. All regulatory permits have been secured and construction bids are being opened and analyzed for the 10 projects that will make up Pure Water phase one, a large treatment facility slated to open in 2025 near Miramar that will be connected to many miles of pipeline in the northern part of the city 

…. The submitted bids are being reviewed for compliance. John Stufflebean, the city official spearheading the project, said specific construction timelines will be available when contractors are awarded specific bids. But city officials say they generally expect construction to begin this spring. They plan to host online meetings soon with all four community working groups in affected neighborhoods: Bay Park/Morena, Clairemont, Scripps Ranch/Miramar and University City. In April 2020, the city agreed to build seven medians in University City to settle a lawsuit filed by residents of that neighborhood over the location of the pipeline.

The neighborhood meetings this spring will include introductions to the construction contractors and discussion of outreach plans. Councilman Joe LaCava, whose district includes University City, said it’s crucial that residents and community leaders get advanced notice of construction work and possible road closures to avoid delays to emergency responses.

There’s more. To read the entire San Diego Union Tribune article by David Garrick, visit https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2021-03-06/san-diegos-pure-water-sewage-recycling-system-ready-for-construction-after-litigation-delays

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