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Project To Bring Sacramento River Water To Davis, Woodland



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Right now, Davis and Woodland rely entirely on groundwater for water service. But the thing about groundwater is, it's high in salt concentrations.
 
"That is posing a problem with the cities' waste water discharge permits." 
 
Kim Floyd is with the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency. She points out - both cities are under a state mandate to improve the quality of sewage water by 2017.
 
"The most cost-effective way to do that is to improve the quality of their source water. And so the introduction of surface water, which is lower in natural salts, will make a huge difference."
 
That surface water will come from the Sacramento River. To make that happen, a new water treatment plant will have to be built along with pipelines to get the water to Davis and Woodland. 
 
Ratepayers will be expected to foot the bill. Monthly rates could more than double over the next five-years.
 
A public meeting on the issue is set for tonight at the Woodland Community and Senior Center.  
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