Water Company Reports over $2 Million in Repairs Needed

In response to recent demands from the State Water Resource Board after their recent inspections, the water company issued 2 letters to describe short term repairs, and their plans to fix the iron and manganese problems.

Some concerns highlighted in these reports:

  • The company lists over 2 million dollars worth of immediate repairs and upgrades needed.
  • The upgrades do NOT include building a plant to remove the iron and manganese, but rather to do a lower-cost, less effective treatment that involves over-chlorinating the water. The Water Resources Board has said in previous letters to the Company that over-chlorination can cause other problems.

Here is a summary of the repair estimates:

Iron and Manganese for Well 7 only $314,640
Well 3 replacement $166,980
Repair pipes under Highway 101 $122,820
Well 2 replacement $166,980
Install Water Meters for All Properties $408,480
Replace Green Street Main $289,800
Replace Glen Way Main $335,340
Replace Bell Street Main $289,800
Build a Second Storage Tank $747,960
Total $2,842,800

The actual letters from the Company are  below.

Author: shannon

Shannon and his wife April have lived in East Palo Alto since they were married in 1991. He is the Executive Director of the Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association, which oversees the soccer club that plays at Cesar Chavez school in East Palo Alto.

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