Reclaimed Water Coming Soon to Copperspring
Project updates will be posted to this webpage.
Update 5/28/21: The project is complete. Pasco County Utilities will place the reclaimed water pipe into operation by the end of the month.
As a reminder, regardless of the water source – no irrigation is allowed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and if you must irrigate, please follow your watering schedule.
Update 4/30/21: The project is 90 percent complete. The contractor completed the installation of the 12-inch Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) reclaimed water pipeline and will continue working with the installation of the above ground meter assembly in May.
Update 3/31/21: The project is 86 percent complete. The contractor continues to install the 12-inch Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) reclaimed water pipeline and has completed the installation of the High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The contractor will work to assemble and install the above ground meter in April.
Update 2/26/21: The project is 41 percent complete. The contractor continues to install the 12-inch Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) reclaimed water pipeline and has begun to work with the High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, with instillation taking place in March.
Update 1/28/21: The project is at a 12 percent completion status, as the contractor began with installation of the 12-inch Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) reclaimed water pipeline. The contractor will continue with the installation of the PVC pipeline and will start the installation of the High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in February.
Update 12/29/20: Pasco County issued a Notice to Proceed to the contractor on November 18, 2020. The contractor, MG Underground, will mobilize to the jobsite the first week of January 2021.
- Contractor: MG Underground
- Notice to Proceed: November 18, 2020.
- Project Duration: 180 calendar Days
Update 11/30/20: The Pasco County Utilities (PCU) Engineering & Contract Management Department will soon bring reclaimed irrigation water to the Copperspring community in New Port Richey. Construction on the much-anticipated projects is estimated to take six months. Most work will occur outside the developments along, Madison Street, with no anticipated impact to local traffic.
The Copperspring community has an irrigation systems that is being fed by drinking water, with usage charged at current potable water rates. The new system will provide lower-cost, reclaimed irrigation water to the communities while helping conserve drinking water. Bills will automatically reflect the new water source with no action required by residents.
“The community was originally built with separate potable and irrigation pipe networks,” said Utilities Engineering Director Charles J. Cullen. “This design supports a smooth transition to cost-saving reclaimed irrigation and enhances our long-term conservation efforts as we keep pace with growth.”
Residents should anticipate an approximate 8-hour temporary outage of irrigation service when the final connection is made. To minimize impacts, this work will be scheduled outside of normal watering hours. Disconnection and reconnection will not affect drinking water services inside the home at any time.