HAYWARD — Construction is set to start on a $30 million project to provide recycled water to some of the city’s schools, parks and businesses within about three miles of its water pollution control facility.
The work, which the city announced Thursday, includes the installation of pipelines, a pump station and a storage tank so that where drinkable water is now used for irrigation and industrial uses, recycled water instead will be used.
The new system at 3700 Enterprise Ave. will be installed over the next 18 months.
It will extend north of the facility along Cabot Boulevard to West Winton Avenue; south on Whitesell Street to Highway 92; east on Depot Road past Industrial Boulevard; and to the southeast along Industrial Boulevard, branching as far south as Eden Park Place and east across Hesperian Boulevard to Calaroga Avenue.
The aim of the project is to create a safe and sustainable water source that will conserve drinking water supplies.
Funding is being provided through a California Proposition 1 water bond grant and a low-interest state revolving fund loan.