The San Simeon Community Services District board has called a special meeting today to help it meet a deadline from the state Regional Water Quality Control Board.
From 2004 to 2005, water-quality violations at the San Simeon Community Services District’s wastewater-treatment plant triggered about 75 notices of violations from the control board. Those violations led to $168,000 in fines. The district may use part of the money to install equipment that will more highly treat effluent so it can be recycled for nonpotable use such as in irrigation and in construction projects.
The state agency asked the district to submit revised plans by Tuesday. The district’s new General Manager, Charlie Grace of APTwater Services, last week sent the state an updated outline of work for a small-scale recycled water project proposed by Phoenix Engineering.
At Wednesday’s meeting, the district board will discuss the latest project plan, which is estimated by Phoenix to cost about $188,000 — about $59,000 less than a previous estimate by another firm. The new figure includes $33,000 in consultant services, which the board is expected to approve at the special meeting.
The recycled water system is scheduled to be working by July 2012.
The meeting is set to begin at 6 p.m. in the Cavalier Ballroom, 250 San Simeon Avenue, San Simeon.