Press Release - 1 MegaWatt Solar PV Project nearing completion
Through a Power Purchase Agreement, Valley Sanitary District contracted with Solar City of San Mateo, California to provide 1 Mega Watt of PV solar power for twenty years. The Solar Project consists of 3,400 panels and will save Valley Sanitary District 40 to 50 percent of our facility energy costs.
The project is currently under construction, with an expected completion by the end of September 2016. Commissioning and interconnection to the Imperial Irrigation District electrical grid will commence thereafter.
Press Release - Biological Treatment System
The Valley Sanitary District (VSD) operated a biological treatment system to treat waste water of its property for several years. Unfortunately, this system was not able to meet the conditions of our permit with the State of California - Water Quality Control Board, and the decision was made to close that system.
VSD conducted an extensive CEQA environmental review over the past 2 years regarding the closure of the biological treatment system. This public process reached out to community stakeholders, environmental groups, and regulatory agencies regarding the proposed closure. This included public hearings, and an outreach program, including the State Environmental Clearinghouse.
The closure of our biological treatment system in no way affects the continued operation of the Coachella Valley Bird Center, which is located on District property.
Press Release - Requa Sewer Project
Indio, CA., The Valley Sanitary District (VSD) Board has awarded the contract for the Requa Sewer Project to Downing Construction Inc. of Redlands, California. Downing Construction is a California contractor specializing in pipeline installation.
The Requa Sewer Project consists of 4 miles of new sewer pipeline and other related utility improvements. The purpose of the project is to add capacity to the sewer system in Indio to the District’s Water Reclamation Facility and increase capacity to accommodate future development.
In preparation of breaking ground this May on the Requa Sewer Project, the Valley Sanitary District (VSD) is currently offering presentations to groups and organizations to help strategically prepare for construction. Presentations will be tailored to each group, addressing questions about the new sewer system.
"With construction quickly approaching, we want to assist residents, local businesses, groups, and organizations in preparing for construction while addressing any questions or misconceptions concerning the Project," said Joseph Glowitz, General Manager of VSD. "By offering these presentations, our goal is to continue an open channel of communication and provide the community with the knowledge and tools they need to plan for construction."
The Requa Sewer Project Information HOTLINE is 760 . 238 . 5413
Information / Infomacion
Development Design Manual released
The District has released the Development Design Manual (June 2016)
The Valley Sanitary District is a full member of the Coachella Valley Regional Water Management Group.
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