The proposed intertie pump station will provide an emergency interconnection between the Shasta Community Services District and City of Redding. The pump station is necessary to increase pressure from the City to the District, but is not required when flowing from the District to the City. The US Bureau of Reclamation plans on inspecting the Spring Creek Conduit in February 2015. This will temporarily eliminate the only source of water for the District for an estimated three days. City of Redding is willing to allow the District and Keswick County Service Area No. 25 to utilize water stored in the 4 MG Buckeye Water Tank. The City and District have had an emergency intertie agreement since 2005, but no physical connection. Future long-term shutdowns of the Spring Creek Conduit may be required based upon the results of the pending inspection by USBR.
Project consists of constructing a small, 10 ft x 10 ft emergency intertie pump station between existing public utilities within a public utility easement involving no expansion of use beyond that existing at the current time.