This project provides an intertie between two public water systems, Shasta CSD and Shasta County Service Area No. 25 (Keswick or CSA 25). This intertie will be mutually beneficial to both parties should either water system need water due to the expected poor water quality this winter.
On July 26, 2018, a State of Emergency in Shasta County was declared by the Governor and on July 28, 2018 a Presidential State of Emergency was signed for Shasta County. This project addresses an immediate need to supply a backup water source to the communities of Shasta and Keswick that were severally devastated by the Carr Fire in July 2018. It is expected the water quality in Whiskeytown Lake will be untreatable by these small water systems and this intertie will be used to supply water from city of Redding. The installation of new pipeline does not exceed one mile in length.