A consultancy committed to environmental solutions, RMC Water and Environment recently supported the State of California in developing the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program (NVRRWP) Environmental Impact Report. In recognition of its accomplishment, RMC Water and Environment earned the 2016 Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document Award from the California Association of Environmental Professionals.
A plan to support irrigation in the Del Puerto Water District (DPWD) of California, the NVRRWP would ferry recycled wastewater through the Delta-Mendota Canal from the cities of Turlock and Modesto. Besides using the recycled water for irrigation, it would deliver more water per year to support wildlife in local wetland habitats.
DPWD badly needs the water due to the harmful agricultural effects of the recent drought, which has resulted in severe restrictions on water use in the region. Moreover, the longer water restrictions persist, the more damage they cause to the area’s economy. If the NVRRWP succeeds, it could bring an additional 59,000 acre-feet of irrigation water annually to farmers in DPWD within just a few years.