Cambria’s long-sought emergency water reclamation project, designed to provide the drought-stricken community with additional water during dry spells, will start producing water at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
The “flip-the-switch” event won’t be open to the public. A full dedication of the facility is to happen later, perhaps in March, according to Gail Robinette, president of the Cambria Community Services District Board of Directors.
She and General Manager Jerry Gruber will be at Tuesday’s launch of the more than $9 million facility, constructed under a drought-related emergency permit issued by the county. As required, the district is seeking a full permit for the facility, which includes preparing a study and report of potential environmental impacts of the system.
Cambria has been periodically short of water for many decades, including during the middle and late 1800s. The services district has studied alternative sources of water since the 1970s.