Highland Canal System Renovations
TMWA Receives Stimulus Funds for Energy-Saving Construction
In May 2010, after nearly two years of construction work, we completed the renovation of the Highland Canal System, including the new Mogul Bypass pipeline. These system improvements expand raw water delivery from 55 million gallons per day (MGD) to 95 MGD. The system relies on gravity to transport water allowing TMWA to save over $400,000 a year in energy costs.
The Mogul Bypass pipeline, which was part of TMWA's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), was expedited after the April 25, 2008 earthquake damaged our raw water supply system in the Mogul area of West Reno. Now complete, the pipeline bypasses an antiquated canal and flume system, putting the delivery system in a modern underground pipe. The project was completed on schedule and under budget and created 35 construction jobs in our community.
TMWA was awarded a zero-interest loan with the maximum principal amount of $3 million through the State Drinking Water State Revolving Loan program, to partially pay for the construction of this project. These federal stimulus funds, reserved for green projects, will provide substantial local benefits to our customers.