Call It The John Denver Memorial Sewage Treatment Plant

Seems that the Runaway Mayor’s hopes of refilling the Cal Am pond with rain is still on the table, courtesy of Sarah Hardgrave.

The most ambitious missions of the stormwater management project: to repurpose a California American Water corporate yard on David Avenue into a reservoir, and to renovate an abandoned wastewater treatment plant at Point Pinos back into productivity.

P.G. Environmental Programs Manager Sarah Hardgrave says the David Avenue reservoir could capture stormwater above Pine Avenue and send it through a new storm drain to a renovated Point Pinos wastewater treatment plant, which operated from the early 1950s to the late 1970s. Once treated, the water could irrigate the municipal golf course and cemetery, which currently use about 125 acre-feet of potable Cal Am water a year.

Call It The John Denver Memorial Sewage Treatment Plant