The Lakewood City Council has taken its first step toward construction of a water reclamation project that will allow the city to pipe in irrigation water from a county reclamation plant in Cerritos.
The council unanimously approved a $99,500 agreement with the engineering firm of Kennedy, Jenks and Chilton to design the project, which will consist of a series of pipes linking the city with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts plant, according to a staff report.
The cost of the project is estimated at $1.8 million. It will be funded partially through a $1.3-million loan the city received in June from the state Water Resources Control Board, the report said. The rest will be paid for through a water utility fund, city spokesman Don Waldie said.