City staff conducted a Water Town Hall virtual meeting on Zoom on April 20 to answer some of the most pressing questions regarding water resources for our community. Staff had the opportunity to share some of the long-term and short-term projects we are working on to build our long-term resiliency. The key projects we are working on currently include:
Aquifer Storage and Recovery Wells - Estimated Cost $8.5 million
Construction of new aquifer wells would enable us to tap into a new source of water that could be replenished during rainy years. This process is projected to increase our water supply by 60 million gallons per year, or 9% of our current demand. We recently completed a feasibility study that yielded favorable results. Since this is an expensive undertaking, the City has applied for funding from FEMA and the State.
Municipal Recycled Water Pipeline - Estimated Cost of $10 million
The City recently received a grant award of $7.1 million from the State of California to fund a pipeline that would bring recycled water to parks, schools, and the golf course. We are currently waiting for results of second grant from FEMA in order to begin construction.Please visit us on FB at: https://www.facebook.com/cityofhealdsburg
to view the recording of the Water Town Hall meeting.