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Updated June 2017

North Coast System Rehabilitation -- Phase 3 Coast Segment

The North Coast System Replacement Project - Phase 3 is expected to be complete by July 1, 2017. To see a map of the project, click here.

To read the project's Mitigated Negative Declaration, click here.

Bay Street Reservoir Replacement Project 

In Fall 2007 the City of Santa Cruz Water Department demolished the Bay Street Reservoir originally constructed in 1924 and has constructing two six million gallon water tanks inside the former reservoir footprint.  Phase 1 through 3 are complete and final site improvements and landscaping should be complete by Fall of 2017.  Project background, schedule, and contact information can be viewed by clicking on the more info link below.

--»» More Info -»» Project Updates -  Phase 4.

To see the Bay Reservoir Tank Site Final Landscape Plans, click here.

Beltz Well No. 12 Project
Construction of the Beltz Well No. 12 water treatment plant (2750 Research Park Dr., Soquel CA) began construction in October 2013 and finished October 2014. The 650-foot deep well has been drilled and is capable of producing 500 GPM. The well will be operated seasonally from May to September and will enable the City to maintain historic Purisima groundwater production volumes while redistributing a portion of existing City pumping inland to protect the aquifer from seawater intrusion and add redundancy to the groundwater production system.
--»» Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
--»» Beltz Well No. 12 Pictures 

Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant (GHWTP) Filter Rehabilitation and Upgrades Project
Over the past ten years, the City of Santa Cruz has conducted several studies of various treatment process improvements and approaches for the Graham Hill Water Treatment Plant (GHWTP.) These studies are necessary to meet the City's overall objectives of upgrading the treatment systems to meet current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) design and performance standards, enhancing system reliability, achieving consistent compliance with current and future regulatory requirements, and rehabilitating aging infrastructure and equipment. Through a review process, the City has selected a phased programmatic approach to making improvements at the GHWTP; with rehabilitating and upgrading the filters being the first step in the phasing of improvements. The Objective of the GHWTP Filter Rehabilitation and Upgrades Project is to improve the overall condition performance and reliability of the granular media filters.

Specific improvements include filter underdrain replacement, filter media change out, washwater trough improvements, structural improvements to the filters, the addition of filter air scour system, addition of backwash polymer system, and associated piping, valves, and electrical, instrumentation and control system improvements.

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