Approximately 8 million gallons per day of water will be recharged into the local groundwater basin. East Valley Water District customers will benefit from this source of water and the supply it will provide for the community in the area.
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Groundwater recharge facilities like the Weaver Basins allow for the percolation process to take place in order to replenish local water supplies. Essentially, water delivered to the facility will be stored at the site's basins and percolate down through the bottom into the aquifer where it will go through the natural water cycle again.
Yes, water recharged at the Weaver Basins facility will be odorless, clear, and clean water.
Prior to being delivered to the facility for recharge, water will undergo a rigorous treatment process using state-of-the-art technology following strict local, state, and federal guidelines for water treatment.
East Valley Water District is following all local, state, and federal guidelines for water treatment to ensure the water is safe for groundwater recharge, including monitoring and water quality protection.
This site was chosen because this area has high percolation rates in the region. This means water is absorbed into the ground and limits the amount of water that is lost due to evaporation.
East Valley Water District is extending the tree line, creating new sidewalks, and installing a painted fence around the facility.