North Texas may have wettest year on record, but Euless is moving forward with plans to extend its pipeline for reclaimed water.
The city will start the second phase of building a line to bring lightly treated wastewater to seven apartment complexes and a group of single-family homes with a common area in northeast Euless. The water can only be used for irrigation, city spokeswoman Betsy Deck said.
“This helps us save potable water,” she said. “It’s just a matter of time before we are in water restrictions again.”
The second phase of construction will start in early 2016 and be completed in six to eight months, Deck said.
Last week, the City Council voted to award the contract to Circle C Construction of Fort Worth.
The work will cost an estimated $1,785,750, paid for with a low-interest loan from the Texas Water Development Board’s clean water state revolving fund program.
The pipeline will extend north along Bear Creek Parkway past the intersection with Little Bear Creek. The extension will also serve East Ash Lane, Fuller-Wiser Road and Texas 360.
All the apartment complexes have separate irrigation lines, and it makes sense to connect them to the reclaimed water, Deck said.
The Arbors of Euless was the first complex to tie in to the reclaimed water line, in 2014, and the Villages at Bear Creek uses the water for its fountains along the medians. Euless uses the water to irrigate the 300-acre Texas Star Sports Complex, which includes the Texas Star Golf Course, Softball World and Parks at Texas Star.
Euless is connected to an 11.5-mile pipeline from the Village Creek Treatment Plant in Fort Worth.
Arlington and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport also use the reclaimed water.