Sacramento River to become primary water supply for Woodland and Davis
California Senator Lois Wolk will join representatives of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency (WDCWA) and the cities of Woodland and Davis in dedicating the Agency’s Regional Water Treatment Facility, the long-awaited project to bring high-quality, treated Sacramento River water to the cities of Woodland and Davis and UC Davis. Facility tours will begin immediately following the event for those interested. The ceremony is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. RSVPs may be sent to email@example.com.
10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 28
Shuttle service will be provided from 9:45-10:30 a.m., and immediately following the ceremony
Regional Water Treatment Facility Site, 42929 County Road 24, Woodland
County Road 24 is the extension of Gibson Street to the east. Signage will direct attendees to parking areas and available shuttle service.
The following are expected to provide formal remarks during the ceremony:
- CA Senator Lois Wolk
- Yolo County Supervisor/WDCWA Founding Board Member Don Saylor
- Davis Mayor Robb Davis
- Woodland Mayor Jim Hilliard
- WDCWA Founding Board Member Dr. William Marble
- UC Davis Acting Provost Ken Burtis
- U.S. EPA Region IX Water Division Director Tomás Torres
- CH2M Hill Regional Manager Tom Price
- West Yost Associates President/Lead Engineer Jim Yost
Up until now, Woodland and Davis were two of only a very few cities in California that relied entirely on groundwater for water supplies. Faced with degrading groundwater supplies and increasingly strict state and federal regulations for drinking water and wastewater discharge, the cities formed the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency to plan, finance and construct a new surface water project to improve water quality and reliability for the majority of Yolo County residents, and also help the cities comply with current and future anticipated state and federal regulations. Formal planning for the Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project began in 2009, culminating in a $144 million Design-Build-Operate service contract for a Regional Water Treatment Facility awarded to a team led by CH2M Hill. A dedication for the water diversion (intake) facility on the Sacramento River – a joint project of WDCWA and Reclamation District 2035 – is slated for September 13.