Public
Alert
(more info)
homepage
Skip to page body Home About Round Rock What's New City Services Library Parks & Recreation Departments
spacer
Round Rock, Texas - Purpose. Passion. Prosperity.
spacer
  Click here to start search.
spacer
Calendar
Capital Improvement Program
City Focus video newsmagazine
City News
Emergency Management
eSubscription
Most Visited Pages
Online Survey
Public Notices
Upcoming Events
Community Links
spacer
 City News
Share on Twitter   Print  
City, Round Rock Express hit home run for water conservation
Dell Diamond now using partially treated wastewater to irrigate field

The City of Round Rock celebrated the first private customer of its reuse water system at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Dell Diamond.

The Round Rock Express is the first non-City user to take advantage of the City of Round Rock reuse water utility, which uses partially treated wastewater for irrigation purposes and other non-drinking uses. The reuse system has been an integral part of Round Rock’s overall water conservation program since 1998.

Why are reuse systems important?

  • Saves the drinking water supply
  • Less expensive for end user
  • No watering restrictions

City and federal officials and representatives from the Round Rock Express will be on hand to discuss the most recent $5.8 million reuse system expansion. Federal funds sought by U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have helped pay for the system.

This phase of the City’s reuse system includes additional treatment, pumping, chlorination and storage facilities at the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment plant, and 9,000 linear feet of transmission and irrigation lines for watering fields in Old Settlers Park and the Dell Diamond.

Future phases include additional storage and pumping facilities along with 22,900 linear feet of 8- and 16-inch transmission mains to the higher education campuses, parks and schools in the northeast part of the City. The final planned phase includes 1,500 linear feet of 8-inch transmission pipes to tie into an existing reuse water line to Stony Point High School.

In 1998, the first reuse water project was put into use after completing a pipeline from the regional wastewater facility to City-owned Forest Creek Golf Club.

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

spacer
spacer
City of Round Rock | 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, Texas 78664 | Phone: (512) 218-5400
©2014 City of Round Rock. All Rights Reserved. | Customer Survey | Site Map | About this website