Aquality has been assisting Summit Engineering from Santa Rosa, Ca in the preparation of a feasibility report for water and wastewater services for a resort in Sacramento County Ca.
Aquality has been assisting SG Advisors in determining the needs for water and wastewater treatment systems for a planned resort near Marysville Ca. Aquality has also helped secure a design build contract for this facility.
Aquality was asked by G3 Engineering from Granite Bay, Ca to participate in a joint venture bid for the mixers in the new BNR facility at Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. The job was recently awarded to G3 Engineering/KSB, and will be in the future as the project comes to completion. Aquality will assist G3 Engineering/KSB in the proving testing of the mixers to ensure they meet the projected specifications.
Modesto utility rejects SF water sale
Yesterday’s closed session vote concluded speculation that Modesto would would begin supplying water to the San Francisco region. The board voted 5-0 to conclude negotiations with SF after both sides refused to back down on a couple keys sticking points.
Colusa County receives CDBG award
After a prolonged selection process due to new selection criteria, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the 2012 CDBG grant recipients. Among the projects funded is Colusa County’s Wastewater Treatment Pond closure and force main replacement, serving the Migrant Housing Camp located in the City of Williams. Aquality Water Management has been assisting the County with a plan for closing the facility and connecting the Camp to the City of Williams Wastewater Treatment Plant. Aquality assisted the County with its CDBG application, requesting $1.5 million in Community Development funding to facilitate the necessary construction and decommissioning of the ponds. The grant award will allow the Migrant Housing Camp to remain open to serve the community, the County, and the migrant farm workers who are essential to the yearly harvest.
California Environmental Quality Act update
Senate President Pro Tem Darrel Steinberg has said the Senate will not take on comprehensive CEQA reform before the legislative session ends next week. Lawmakers will continue to explore reform options for the 40-year-old law, which critics say is necessary to encourage job growth in California. Environmentalists have been fighting to retain CEQA as is.
US Consumption of Bottled Water at Highest Level
Bottled water consumption continues to grow, despite increasing information about the environmental damage caused as landfills are choked with discarded plastic bottles. The bottled water industry is growing at twice the rate of the US economy.