Dos Palos Water Treatment Plant

Dos Palos Water Treatment Plant 2023 Construction:

Description: The project replaces the existing water treatment facility (WTF) with a new 4 MGD WTF consisting of a pretreatment facility designed with coagulant and powdered activated carbon (POC) feeding facilities to remove Total Organic Carbon (TOC) in the source water and chlorine contact chamber(s) with higher baffling factors to reduce disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation.

Reference Number: 3940P68D2002023

Implemented By: City of Dos Palos


Type:Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $11,000,000.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated/Actual Project Work Completion: 5/10/2023    Final Payment:

Associated Counties: Merced

Located In Severely Disadvantaged Community: Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Other State Funds10/23/2020$6,000,000.00
Prop. 68, Water Quality/Safe Drinking Water Program10/23/2020$5,000,000.00
Dos Palos Water Treatment Plant 2023

The Current Water Treatment Plant:

The city’s residents get their water from the California Aquaduct. It travels 20 miles and is treated at a plant that is more than 50 years old.

“We are the richest country in the world,” said Costa. “And to have cities like Dos Palos, where their water system shuts down or they can’t meet federal or state drinking requirements is simply unconscionable. Period.”

“We need to act boldly,” said California Senator Alex Padilla. “We need to invest in infrastructure that all of our communities will be able to count on safe water. Not just today, but for many, many years to come.”

The new plant will cost between $11-16 million and will be able to be used for 40 years.

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