Monte Vista Receives Grant for Water Treatment Project

By on June 25, 2020
California Drought Grants

Monte Vista Water District announced last week that a $3.4 million grant from the Department of Water Resources has been awarded to partially fund a treatment project necessary to meet stricter water quality regulations.

MVWD’s Plant 30 Wellhead Treatment Project will add granular-activated carbon (GAC) and ion exchange technology to the water treatment process in order to meet stricter regulations implemented by the State’s Division of Drinking Water. The project will include the installation of 12 GAC vessels, each approximately 10’ in diameter and 18’ tall, as well as four slightly larger ion exchange vessels.

“Monte Vista Water District is committed to providing high quality drinking water,” said President of the Board of Directors Sandra Rose. “When stricter regulations were recently passed, the district immediately began planning for necessary changes to its treatment process in order to meet those higher water quality standards.”

Construction is anticipated to begin this summer and take 12 months to complete. The Plant 30 Wellhead Treatment Project is the largest infrastructure project the district has undertaken in its 93-year history.

The grant provides approximately 25% of the cost for the Project. The funding is part of the Proposition 1 Bond.