In first year, surface water treatment plant has helped maintain groundwater levels
Good news for Lodi’s groundwater supply
Lodi’s surface water treatment plant on West Turner Road on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The plant has helped keep groundwater levels in the city’s storage wells from declining during its first year of operation.
- Five facts about Lodi’s Surface Water Treatment Plant
1. The project started in 2003, and the plant opened in November 2012.
2. The original cost of the project was expected to be $36.5 million. Staff estimated the cost was actually $34.5 million, according to Public Works Deputy Director Larry Parlin.
3. First-year operations and maintenance costs were expected to be $1.4 million. The actual costs for the plant’s first year have been $1.35 million, Parlin said.
4. The plant can treat up to 10 million gallons of water each day, which is equivalent to filling 521 in-ground 16-by-32-foot swimming pools.
5. The plant won the American Public Works Association’s 2012 Project of the Year Award in the Environmental category.
— Wes Bowers
Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:48 am
City officials offered good news on the water front Tuesday: Despite the ongoing drought, Lodi’s water treatment plant appears to be stabilizing or even raising underground water levels.
The plant pulls water from the Mokelumne River, easing pressure on the underground water supply, explained Larry Parlin, deputy director of the Public Works Department.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:48 am.
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