Valley-Wide to Seek Funding For Recycled Water Retrofit

Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District's Board of Directors has unanimously voted to seek funding for a project that would offer lo...


Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District's Board of Directors has unanimously voted to seek funding for a project that would offer long-term financial and resource savings at and around Leon Park in Winchester.

On Oct. 20, the Board voted to seek funding from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's new recycled onsite water retrofit pilot program. This programs offers rebates to users with converting existing irrigation systems to recycled water.

Valley-Wide expects to see long-term savings in their water costs, while also limiting the amount of potable water they use for irrigation purposes.

"When we learned of this program, we knew it could offer significant benefits to our District and its residents," Valley-Wide President Larry Minor said. "We're always looking for opportunities to maximize our resources and this certainly helps incentivize that process for us."

In addition to the grant funding to offset the costs of converting the five acre Leon Park, Valley-Wide plans to move forward with a similar conversion of the equestrian trails that line the east side of Leon Road near Leon Park, south of Baxter Avenue.

The surrounding equestrian trails and landscaping, use more water annually that Leon Park. After the conversion, Valley-Wide would save enough water annually to serve eighty households per year.

"By reducing our future costs, we will be able to use those funds to continue to offer expanded services for the residents we serve," Valley-Wide Vice President Frank Gorman said. "

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