The Tampa Times reports that Pasco recently began construction of a 500 million gallon reclaimed water reservoir in Wesley Chapel with the construction of roads and berms. The "big dig" should begin in a couple of weeks. Located in Wesley Chapel at Overpass Road and Boyette Road, the massive 80 acre and 28 feet deep reservoir will be the size of 60 football fields and have a cost of $36 million.
The Times reports that the treated sewage reservoir should not create any significant unpleasant odors and nearby residents have been assured that it won't smell like rotten eggs:
"Pam Wright, Pasco's reclaimed water program coordinator, said it's understandable if some folks are put off by the thought, but reclaimed water has come far since its debut 30 years ago in Pinellas County.
"There's still a lot of education that needs to be done," she said. "The misconception is that it smells like rotten eggs. The truth is there's almost no odor. If anything, there's a faint chlorine smell."
The Times further reports that the reservoir should be completed in 2015 and that Pasco County produces 20 million gallons of reclaimed water a day.
Link to full story in The Tampa Times