Public Comment Deadline March 15 for Portion of Recycled Water Project

Milliken-Sarco-Tulocay recycled water project.

Draft Addendum Imola Avenue booster Pump Station - Comment by March 15

Napa County Department of Public Works and the Napa Sanitation District have prepared an Addendum to the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and a Supplemental Information Document to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to address proposed changes to the approved North Bay Water Recycling Program Phase 1 Implementation Plan, analyzed in the NBWRP EIR/EIS (SCH No. 2008072096).

The 30-day review period begins on Feb. 14 and extends to March 15.

To see a copy of the addendum, click on the attached PDF.

Recycled Water Update

Napa County and Napa Sanitation District are working to bring recycled water to the MST area. 

If you own a property along the proposed MST Recycled Water Pipeline route (see the project map) we encourage you to consider participating in the project.

Community Facilities District

The Community Facilities District (CFD) to finance the MST Recycled Water Pipeline Project was formed in December 2012. Any MST property owners on or close to the pipeline route can request annexation into the CFD. Note that participation in the CFD (and recycled water project) is voluntary. Only property owners who request to be included in the project will participate in the CFD and only after agreeing to pay a maximum “special tax” amount for a period of 20 years.

Who should be in the CFD?

Recycled water can be used in place of groundwater or other sources for landscape and vineyard irrigation. Smaller parcel owners to help bring the project to fruition. 

What will it cost?

The estimated pipeline cost for a residential property with less than one acre of vineyard is $2,000 maximum per year for 20 years. If you have one acre or more of vineyard, you will be assessed in the vineyard category (email project staff or call (707) 259-8600 for a cost estimate).

Note that these figures reflect only the cost of building the recycled water pipeline. Purchasing recycled water (currently $1.57 per 1000 gallons) and any cost of on-site improvements (such as installing connecting pipelines from the street to your property) are not included.

What's the timeline?

You have until Spring 2013 to decide whether or not to participate. At that time, the County will consider contractor bids, confirmed property owner commitments, and State and federal funding opportunities to make a final decision on proceeding with the project. Again, participation in this project is strictly voluntary.  

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MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" February 26, 2013 at 04:52 PM
What is the point in a Public Comment Deadline? Your government will do what it wants anyway.


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