The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water
Board) is a Responsible Agency for the Project. The State Water Board’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program is financing the Project. The Project includes construction of a raw water pump station, a 4000-foot raw water transmission pipeline that will deliver surface water from the Tuolumne River to the new treatment facility and two transmission pipelines (a 5-mile and a 7-mile pipeline) that will deliver treated water to the cities of Turlock and Ceres. The new
treatment facility will include an operation and maintenance section, a chemical storage section, two clearwell storage tanks, two chlorine contact basin tanks, a liquid processing train including rapid mix facilities, sedimentation and flocculation basins, ozone contactors, and granular activated carbon filters. The treatment site will also include a separate pump station housing, two variable speed pumps, and a
solids processing train with backwash equalization basins, backwash return pumps, accessory equipment and open-air solids drying beds. The raw water pump station and water treatment facility will be supplied with back-up generators, security fencing, and native landscaping. The access road to the water treatment plant will also be widened and upgraded to provide the necessary load capacity for construction activities and operations and maintenance deliveries, the old canal roadway overpass will be removed and a new roadway overpass bridge will be constructed at Aldrich road.