California American Water Offers Inclusion and Diversity Grants

State Water Board awards $97.9 million in Prop 1 funds

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has announced the award of $97.9 million in Proposition 1 funds for 24 stormwater projects to cities, counties, and special districts statewide in an effort to capture stormwater and put it to beneficial use for communities.

According to SWRCB, the stormwater projects will improve regional water self-reliance, and adaptation to water supply challenges arising from climate change.

The list of projects receiving grant funds are:

  • Mendota – Stormwater Improvement Project $3,822,800
  • Twain Harte Community Services District – Twain Harte Community Stormwater Enhancement Project $3,748,732
  • Sand City – West End Stormwater Improvement Project on Contra Costa Street $2,735,202
  • Oceano Community Services District – Stormwater Capture and Groundwater Recharge Project $2,450,733
  • South Lake Tahoe – Tahoe Valley Stormwater and Greenbelt Improvement Project $6,922,904
  • Chowchilla – Urban Runoff Management Project $3,349,635
  • San Pablo – Sutter Avenue Green Street Project $1,560,000
  • South El Monte – Merced Avenue Greenway Improvement Project $2,589,214
  • Modesto – JM Pike Park Stormwater to Sanitary Cross Connection Removal Project $10,000,000
  • Newman – Newman Environmental Wetland System (NEWS) $6,410,777
  • Santa Margarita Water District – Upper San Juan Creek Storm Water Capture, Infiltration, and Potable Reuse Project $5,967,691
  • County of Los Angeles – Walnut Park Pocket Park and Stormwater Infiltration Project $2,096,000
  • Kern County Public Works – Phase 1 Caliente Creek Flood Mitigation $724,670
  • Central California Irrigation District – Orestimba Creek Recharge and Recovery Project $5,597,986
  • Santa Monica – Stormwater Harvesting & Treatment Project For Groundwater Injection $8,770,000
  • Fortuna – 12th Street Integrated Stormwater Project $945,850
  • Pueblo Unido CDC – St. Anthony Stormwater Capture Project $1,141,336
  • Salinas – Salinas Project to Enhance Stormwater Supply $6,263,327
  • County of Los Angeles – Alondra Park Multi-Benefit Stormwater Capture Park $2,101,061
  • City of Los Angeles – Valley Village Park Stormwater Capture Project $3,000,000
  • County of San Diego – Mapleview Street Green Infrastructure and Water Quality Improvement Pilot Project $1,500,000
  • San Elijo Joint Powers Authority – Stormwater Capture and Reuse Phase 2 Project $1,530,080
  • San Bernardino County Flood Control – Grove Basin Outlet $4,650,000
  • McMullin Area Groundwater Sustainability Agency – McMullin On-Farm Flood Capture Projects, Phase 2 $10,000,000

Approved by California voters in 2014, Proposition 1 authorizes general obligation bonds for water projects, including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection, restoration and drinking water protection. The selected projects will lead to environmental benefits like pollutant removal, groundwater recharge, flood management, habitat protection and creation of greenspace.

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