“The bonds will be paid through the revenue generated by future recycled water sales,” he said. “There would be no increased rates and could be some positive cash flow to keep down rates for potable water users in the future.
“It’s really expensive because we’re building two parallel water lines, one for potable water, one for recycled water. But this reduces our potable water [reliance].”
The cost of the project could have been higher, Mace said.
“The steady flow of recycled water to [pump station one] . . . will reduce the need for recycled water reservoir storage,” he said. “Building another facility could have cost millions more.”