Plan to Treat Waste Water for Landscaping Approved

Waste water--163 million gallons of it per year--will be treated, reclaimed and distributed for irrigation landscaping under plans recently approved by local and regional water officials.

The Pomona Water Reclamation Plant will produce the treated water, which will be available at a discount rate to golf courses, schools, public institutions and other large water users in Walnut, Rowland Heights, Diamond Bar and surrounding unincorporated areas of eastern Los Angeles County.

The water conservation project is being undertaken by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Three Valleys Municipal Water District and the Walnut Valley Water District. The venture will require construction of a $700,000 steel reservoir near Walnut.