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|
The actual letters from the Company are below.