$2.1 million reclaimed water facility to be built in Lacey

July 13, 2013 

Construction is expected to start on a $2.1 million reclaimed-water facility in Lacey this month, according to a news release.

The facility will use reclaimed water to recharge shallow aquifers feeding Lacey’s Woodland Creek, which connects the city’s four lakes to Henderson Inlet and Puget Sound, providing critical habitat for chinook salmon, a federally-listed threatened stock. The project is expected to help stabilize stream flows along areas of the creek that go dry in warmer months, the release said.

The 6-acre project is expected to take until mid-October to finish. Crews will build three underground reclaimed-water infiltration galleries at the southwest corner of the 72-acre Woodland Creek Community Park.

Park-goers are asked not to go into the fenced construction zone. The area will be replanted with meadow grass after construction is complete.

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