McAdam Park to close for construction

PALMDALE- The City of Palmdale is set to begin construction on its McAdam Park recycled water irrigation system upgrade.

During the construction, McAdam Park will be closed from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, Oct. 28, 2012. 

McAdam pool will remain open for all park and recreation department commitments, through the duration of the park closure.   The park lot will remain open to pool patrons only.

This project is providing for the abandonment of the existing irrigation/potable water systems and an upgrade to a recycled water irrigation system.  The potable water system upgrade is required to prevent cross connection/contamination per the LA County Health Department Standards for Recycled Water.

The project was approved by the Palmdale City Council at its May 2, 2012 meeting. Estimated costs of the project are $654,500.

“This project is the first in what is planned to be an extensive recycled water irrigation system for the City’s many parks,” said Director of Public Works Mike Mischel. “Developed City park property now totals approximately 300 park acres.  In these days of declining water availability, we are moving forward with a plan to bring recycled water from the treatment plant to our parks to protect our $500 million dollar investment in our parks.”

“This project frees up potable water and puts to great use the tertiary treated water that our residents have paid for,” noted Mischel.  “It makes us more sustainable as a community and promises a continuation of the beautiful green parks that help make Palmdale a place to call home.”

For any questions with regard to the park closure please contact Michael Livingston, at the City of Palmdale at 661-267-5312.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)