News Releases

Sierra Pacific Completes Upgrades to Water Treatment System

Jul 25, 1996

Sierra Pacific Power Company
Contact: Charlie Fletcher
Phone: (775)834-4345

For Immediate Release

Sierra Pacific Power Co. has completed $16 million in improvements to its water system this spring, assuring a safer treated water supply for Reno/Sparks residents."These upgrades to our water system guarantee that customers will continue to be served a high quality water product," said Lori Williams, Sierra Pacific's director of water treatment.

Sierra Pacific has made improvements to its water treatment facilities in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The SDWA requires water systems using surface water supplies to utilize filtration treatment.

Recent improvements to Sierra Pacific's water treatment system include:

Addition of a sedimentation removal basin and replacement of filters at the Glendale Water Treatment Plant.

Conversion of the Hunter Creek Water Treatment Plant to a covered treated water storage facility.

Construction of a 48 inch water main from the Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant to the Highland Water Storage Facility. (Construction on the Highland Water Storage Facility will begin this fall and be completed by spring 1997.)