BY JULIE FARREN
The city of Beaumont and the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District has negotiated a memorandum of understanding that the city will provide recycled water to Beaumont residents through its wastewater treatment plant.
The MOU was approved by the council at the June 18 meeting. City Manager Todd Parton said that the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District also approved the memorandum of understanding at its June meeting.
The recycled water will be produced by the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and the water will be captured and re-used within the district’s service area.
City Manager Todd Parton said that the city and the water district had many meetings within the past six months to discuss the memorandum of understanding, which needs to be negotiated before the end of 18 months.
Councilmember Lloyd White asked Parton when the city could begin negotiating the final draft document with the water district.
“Our plan, and in talking with director (Dan) Jaggers, is to start conversations here right away, start hammering through some of those details, and try and bring that back,” Parton said.
Mayor Julio Martinez was pleased that the agreement was getting closer to being finalized.
“I just want to thank the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Department, the board of directors and director Jaggers. It’s a momentous occasion and we’re moving forward and getting this much closer to realizing recycled water for the area,” Martinez said.