H-PASO ROBLES

Apr 13, 2013 1:39 AM by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News

Paso Robles starts construction on waste water treatment plant

The city of Paso Robles has started construction on is its waste water treatment plant to avoid enforcement action by the state.

The city has been fined in the past for excessive discharge of pollutants, such as nitrate and ammonia.

Construction began earlier this month and is preparing the city for future production of recycled water.

"One of the things that I'm looking forward to seeing someday is being able to recycle our water and being able to use that for ways such as in our landscaping," said Paso Robles Mayor Duane Picanco

The project will cost nearly $50 million and will be paid for with a low-interest state loan.

Demolition of the plant will be broken down into two phases over the next two months.

Construction is expected to generate jobs and millions of dollars for the local economy.

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