This project is for the execution of a contract (“Conversion Contract”) to amend and convert Pacheco Water District’s (“District”) existing contract with the United States, by and through the United States Bureau of Reclamation, for the delivery of Central Valley Project (“CVP”) water (“Project Water”). Authorized by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (Pub. L. 114-322, 130 Stat. 1628) (the “WIIN Act”), the Conversion Contract continues water service to the District in the same amounts as the District’s original CVP contract dating back to 1977, and is in the same scope and nature as ongoing CVP operations. The Conversion Contract allows the District to repay in one lump sum the capital construction costs incurred by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (“Reclamation”) for the existing CVP facilities. The purpose of this Conversion Contract is to continue long-term and reliable delivery of Project Water to the District.
The beneficiaries of this project are the landowners and water rights holders within the District. By converting its existing contract, the District will ensure continued water delivery that allows the District to continue to make available irrigation water to the landowners and water rights holders in the District. The District, on behalf of its landowners, owns, operates, and maintains the facilities that supply Project Water from and deliver it to landowners in the District. Without the District, the landowners now receiving water would have a difficult time diverting and receiving surface water.