April 20, 2016
Treated water from the Sacramento River will soon flow from taps in the Cities of Woodland and Davis, and UC Davis, bringing a new, high-quality water supply to both communities. After decades of planning and two years of construction, a state-of-the-art Regional Water Treatment Facility is scheduled to begin operations in June 2016. Water will be transferred from a new pumping facility on the Sacramento River to the Regional Water Treatment Facility. There it will be treated using advanced technology and distributed to the Cities for domestic use.
The Cities have been working hard to prepare their systems for surface water, including flushing the system and treating it to prevent corrosion. Surface water will be slowly introduced into the system to allow it to adapt to the new water source. Water will be frequently tested to ensure quality and that it meets or exceeds all state and federal water quality regulations. Groundwater will still be used as necessary during higher demand periods. In most cases, it will be blended with surface water before being delivered to customers. For additional information, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions.