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Cheney among recipients of $312 million Department of Ecology awards


Last updated 7/23/2021 at 9:15am

CHENEY – The city’s Purple Pipe Project was among the recipients of a $312 million award from the Washington State Department of Ecology in conjunction with ongoing water quality projects in the state. The loan to Cheney totals $21.8 million and will aid in upgrading the Wastewater Treatment Reclamation Plant (WTRP) and the water distribution system to emit reclaimed water on “turf grass and landscape irrigation at City parks, athletic fields, and school grounds.”

The intent behind employing recycled water is to limit waste and reduce strain on local resources. For Cheney, this enta...

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