Cedar Park leaders approved a $398,000 contract on March 28 with BGE Inc. to provide design services for the upcoming reclaimed water system improvements project.

The city’s water reclamation facility will soon undergo improvements to expand the existing system’s production capacity, which will allow the city to use the reclaimed water for irrigation purposes at Lakeline Park.

Diving in deeper

Cedar Park’s water reclamation facility processes about 2.5 millions of gallons of wastewater per day, Utility Engineering Manager Mike Huber said during the March 28 City Council meeting.

Once treated, the reclaimed water is then discharged into Brushy Creek. Huber said the water is used for:
  • Irrigating the Brushy Creek Sports Park
  • Irrigation at the public works office
  • Construction-related activities
The upcoming expansion of Cedar Park’s reclaimed water system aligns with the city’s goal of evaluating new strategies to conserve and reuse water, Huber said. In the future, the system could be expanded again to also irrigate Milburn Park.

“I think this is a good use of this water rather than just letting it flow down the creek,” council member Mel Kirkland said.