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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Congressman McNerney Re-introduces Water Recycling Bill

May 3, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) re-introduced his water recycling bill that calls on Congress to authorize 33 projects that would bring more resiliency to the water supply in the region and throughout the State of California.

“Tackling California’s drought problem requires bold, forward-thinking solutions that will increase current water supplies, and this includes expanding water recycling projects,” said Rep. McNerney. “I continue to call on Congress to take action and get these projects the authorization and funding they need. These projects will take pressure off the Delta and use the latest technologies to produce water that can be used for irrigation, agriculture, and conservation.”

Congressman McNerney’s  bill, the Western Water Recycling and Drought Relief Act, calls on Congress to authorize 33 regional water recycling projects that, when funded, can provide over 100,000 acre-feet of new water – enough water to meet the needs of over half a million residents.  These water projects need Congressional authorization in order to compete for Title XVI construction funds through the Bureau of Reclamation.

Developing recycled water reduces dependence on Delta supplies. Recycled water projects like Delta Diablo in Antioch, CA improve water supply reliability, and reduce wastewater discharge into the fragile Bay-Delta environment.

List of Water Recycling Projects (Newly-Added Projects in Bold):

Benicia water reuse project

Brentwood recycled water project

Central Dublin recycled water distribution and retrofit project

Central pipeline direct potable reuse in Santa Clara County

Central Redwood City recycled water project

City of Pleasanton recycled water project

Concord recycled water project

Contra Costa County refinery recycled water project, phase 1

Delta Diablo Sanitation District recycled water project

Delta Diablo high purity water treatment facility

Dublin recycled water expansion project

Ford Pond indirect potable reuse and Coyote Valley reuse in Santa Clara County

Hayward recycled water project

Ironhouse Sanitary District Cypress recycled water project

Ironhouse Sanitary District industrial recycled water project

Ironhouse Sanitary District direct potable reuse project

Los Gatos indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – highly purified water treatment facility)

Los Gatos indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 2 – recharge and conveyance)

Mid-basin indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – highly purified water treatment facility)

Mid-basin indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – recharge and conveyance)

Mountain View recycled water system expansion

North Valley regional recycled water project

Palo Alto recycled water pipeline project

Pure Water Monterey a groundwater replenishment project

San Jose Water Company recycled water project

Sunnyvale continuous recycled water production project

Sunnyvale indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – highly purified water treatment facility)

Sunnyvale indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 2 – recharge and conveyance)

Waikaoloa Beach Resort wastewater reclamation facility expansion project

West Bay Sanitary District recycled water project

Westside indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – highly purified water treatment facility)

Westside indirect potable reuse in Santa Clara County (Phase 1 – recharge and conveyance)

Wolfe Road recycled water project

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.