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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney's purple pipe

Council approves two projects enabling treatment plant to furnish irrigation water


Last updated 8/6/2020 at 11:40am

CHENEY – The City Council gave its approval to several projects last Tuesday, July 28, allowing a residential development to proceed along with a long-anticipated move towards utilizing reclaimed wastewater for irrigation purposes at public places.

The latter involved accepting a pair of bids to install filtration systems at the city’s wastewater treatment plant allowing future construction of a “purple pipe” system from the plant to Cheney parks and other publicly owned spaces requiring irrigation. That system could be expanded to include Cheney School District and even Eastern Was...

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