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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- City officials plan to spend nearly
$130 million over the next two years to expand Scottsdale's water
Construction at the Scottsdale Central Arizona Project Water
Treatment Plant is expected to go forward despite the fact that
portions of the planned plant expansion is located on private land
the city is trying to condemn.
Dave Mansfield, general manager of the city's water resources
department, said the plant treats Scottsdale's allocation of Colorado
River water to drinking standards. Currently, it treats about 50
million gallons per day.
But based on north Scottsdale commercial and residential growth
rates, the plant will need to treat an additional 30 million gallons
per day by 2008.
Recently, the City Council voted unanimously to approve a $15
million construction contract with Archer Western Contractors to
build a new 6.5 million gallon reservoir for drinking water at the
plant, bringing the total drinking water storage capacity to 16.5
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