Glendale Water & Power is now expanding its recycled water program, which will lessen the need for parks, schools and other large, landscaped areas to use potable water for landscaping, Mace said.
The expansion will increase the acre feet per year by 921 for additional recycled water deliveries and includes five areas: Valhalla Park & Cemetery, the city’s Studio District, northern Burbank, northeastern Burbank and Wildwood Canyon Park.
“We’re trying to hit every likely irrigation spot,” Mace said.
Each area requires new pipelines to carry the recycled water, all of which are estimated to fetch lofty prices.
The Valhalla extension, which features five parks and five schools in the area, will feature 28,500 feet of new pipelines at a cost of about $5.2 million.
The Studio District extension includes three studios, five city parks, four schools, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and FotoKem, a movie post-production facility.
The area’s new pipelines — 20,600 feet of them — have a price tag of $3 million.
In northern Burbank, area schools, parks and Woodbury University will be the recipient of 15,600 feet of new pipelines, which cost an estimated $1.4 million.
Northeastern Burbank, including Ovrom Park and the South San Fernando Streetscape, features two separate extensions and an interconnected piping system with Glendale.
The area’s 10,800 feet of new pipeline has an estimated cost of $1.2 million.
Plans for the Wildwood Canyon Park extension features 4,000 feet of new pipes at a cost of $555,000.
Water and Power also plans to increase station flow and pressure at pump station 1, housed inside the city’s water reclamation plant, to serve the extensions.
The upgrade to the pumping station is estimated to cost $1 million.
The overall cost is estimated to run past $12.3 million and will be paid for using bonds, Mace said.