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
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 Sources||Contribution Date||Contribution Amount|
|Other State Funds||10/23/2020||$6,000,000.00|
|Prop. 68, Water Quality/Safe Drinking Water Program||10/23/2020||$5,000,000.00|
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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