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June 25, 2012
Milestone Reached as Phase I of Recycled Water Project Completed
Click here to see
new project update
(pdf) regarding the overall Redwood City Recycled
Water Project. These updates will be made available each quarter to
keep you informed on the project progress.
Redwood City’s Recycled Water Use Ordinance was
adopted by the City Council on July 7th, 2008 and took effect on
August 6th, 2008.
Click here to see the
Use Ordinance 2335 and the
map. Also, click here to see the city council’s
resolution adopting the recycled water service area map in
connection with the city’s ordinance regarding recycled water use.
Fact Sheet about the ordinance
is available here.
“Redwood City has been preparing for drought
conditions for the past five years,” said Mayor Rosanne Foust. “Our
ongoing water conservation efforts and our Recycled Water Project
have been effective in reducing our water usage. The Recycled Water
Use Ordinance will allow us to reuse even more non-potable water
where it is feasible and meets all public health, safety and
The Recycled Water Project, which uses recycled
water for landscape irrigation, currently saves approximately 50
million gallons of drinking water per year, with a goal of saving
300 million gallons by the year 2010. The newly adopted Recycled
Water Use Ordinance requires the use of recycled water for use in
internal separate plumbing for urinals, internal cooling towers and
external landscaping on new apartments, townhouses and condominiums,
and on industrial and governmental projects. It also requires the
use of recycled water for external landscaping on existing and
remodeled commercial and industrial buildings.
For more information about conserving water, Redwood
City Recycled Water Project and the Recycled Water Use Ordinance,
visit the Project’s web page at:
For more information about participating in the project, call (650) 780-5971.
Current Construction Activities:
Project Update Summer 2010 (pdf)
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Report - Task Force Review on status of Recommendations
Redwood City Receives $2.9 Million Grant
The Redwood City Recycled Water Project has been awarded a $2.9
million grant from the California State Water Resources Control
Board that will assist in the installation of approximately 29,000
linear feet of recycled water distribution pipeline along the east
side of Highway 101 on the Greater Bayfront and Seaport areas. This
grant is approximately 25% of the selected area’s project
construction cost, and reduces the actual project cost to the City.
The City acknowledges support from the Seaport Industrial
Association and its executive director Greg Greenway, and the
Commissioners and staff of the Port of Redwood City, for their
tireless work that was critical in gaining this grant for Redwood
Periodically, items appear before the City Council regarding the
Recycled Water Project.
You can view City Council meeting Agendas and Minutes here.