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Placerville to receive $950,000 grant for water system improvements

From page A9 | October 09, 2013 | 16 Comments

On Sept. 25, the California Department of Water Resources announced its preliminary Round 2 funding recommendations for Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Implementation Grants funded through Proposition 84. The CABY region (Cosumnes, American, Bear and Yuba River Watershelds) grant includes seven projects totaling $8,572,348 with a total request for state funding of $5,543,032. The Sierra Fund’s application was one of the highest scoring in the state and, if affirmed after public review, will be the second successful grant for the CABY region from Proposition 84. More info can be found at these links: and

The seven projects included in the application and the total funds requested for each project are as follows:

• Camptonville Water System Improvement Project: $789,341

• City of Placerville Waterline Replacement: $950,000

• El Dorado County Small Hydro Development Program: $380,000

• Water Efficiency, Water Quality, and Supply Reliability in the CABY Region: $997,500

• Wolf Creek Watershed: Restoration, Stormwater Source Control, and Flood Management: $342,499

• CABY Mercury and Sediment Abatement Initiative: $1,498,524

• Meadow Restoration, Assessment and Prioritization in the American, Bear, and Yuba Watersheds: $308,016

The City of Placerville Pardi/Big Cut/Sacramento Street Waterlines Replacement Project consists of replacing and relocating water distribution pipeline sections that are: deteriorated and leaking; undersized for domestic and fire protection needs; and/or poorly located for maintenance due to inaccessibility. The project will replace waterlines located in the Pardi Way, Big Cut Road, Gilmore Street and Sacramento Street area. Approximately 3,700 feet of 8-inch and 12-inch replacement pipeline will be installed to help ensure the reliability of the city’s water supply deliveries and help conserve the water that is being lost through the aging leaky pipeline system dating back to the early 1900s. In addition to reducing water loss, these water infrastructure upgrades will improve public safety by providing minimum flow requirements for fire protection. Through this project the city is improving water supply reliability by improving water system efficiency thus decreasing source water and energy demand and promoting overall headwater sustainability.

The project is planned to be constructed in 2014. Contact the city of Placerville Engineering Division at 530-642-5250 for further information.

The CABY grant has matching funds of $491,000. Funds in the amount of $425,000 from Measure H sale tax revenue have already been set aside for the anticipated match. “We need another $66,000, but we can include in-kind services,” said City Financial Director Dave Warren. “We already spent $115,000 on the design phase of this project with a $90,000 grant from the Water Resource Board and $25,000 from the Water Enterprises Fund, so we can use this for the $66,000 match.”

City of Placerville


Discussion | 16 comments

  • Phil VeerkampOctober 09, 2013 - 11:06 am

    Oh great! Now we're going to tear up the streets. Whatever . . .

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  • Eileen P.October 09, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    I hope Raymond Nutting can't get his hands on the Grant money.

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  • Fran DuchampOctober 09, 2013 - 9:27 pm

    Grants--free money. Nothing is free any more.

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  • MJPOctober 10, 2013 - 11:12 am

    I challenge each of you to say something nice. :)

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  • Dennis RomaryOctober 10, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Dennis Romary I agree with MJP - Enough petty comments. Smile

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  • Dee#1October 10, 2013 - 11:43 am

    MJP, you ruin all the fun. But to be nice, the weather is terrific , go outside.

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  • Dee#1October 10, 2013 - 11:45 am

    I do have a question. Are our sewer/water bills going to go higher due to this largeness from the State?

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  • James E.October 10, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Dee, shouldn't our water bills go down a tad, given this $950,000?? When they raise my bill last year, they said it was because the water lines had to be replaced.

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  • Dee#1October 10, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    They will not go down if they have have matching funds, etc.there is no free lunch, not even 950,000 worth.

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  • Judy PalmerOctober 10, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    Judy Palmer

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  • John Jacob JinglehimerschmitOctober 10, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    P-ville has nasty water. the system needs to be fixed.

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  • Fran DuchampOctober 10, 2013 - 8:33 pm

    I did say something nice...Grants-- free money...and then had a second thought...nothing is free. I believe I considered both pos.and neg. thoughts.

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  • LpOctober 10, 2013 - 9:53 pm

    It tastes like jinglehimerschmit!

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  • MJPOctober 14, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Thank you Dee#1. :)

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  • MJPOctober 14, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    Fran, very good. All of the best things in life have always been free...and remain free.....kindness, love, joy, and smiles. :)

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  • LauraNovember 03, 2013 - 7:04 pm

    Is my water bill going to go down???

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