CDZI – Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project – California - Project Profile
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Cadiz Inc. (CDZI) plans to build a water conservation, recovery and storage project in Cadiz, California, the US.
The project involves the development of a water conservation, recovery and storage facilities. It will be implemented in two phases.
The first phase includes the construction of a wellfield to capture approximately 50,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year and deliver it via a 69km underground water conveyance steel pipeline to the Colorado River Aqueduct.
The second phase includes the construction of a groundwater storage space to provide up to 1 million acre-feet of imported water and recharge basins. It will undergo a separate environmental review and permitting process after the first phase is completed.
The project will be developed under a public-private partnership mode.
CH2M Hill Ltd. has been appointed as the study consultant for the project.
In December 2011, the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) releases the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the project for public review. SMWD, which served as the lead agency for the Project’s California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) permitting process and the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is the implementing agency.
On July 31, 2012, the SMWD Board certified the Final EIR and approved the Project.
In November 2014, SMWD approves a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with CDZI and the Fenner Valley Mutual Water Company (FVWA). FVWA comprised of the project participating agencies includes Three Valleys Municipal Water District; Golden State Water Company; Suburban Water Systems; California Water Service Company; Otay Water District; Lake Arrowhead Community Services District; the City of Indio; and Jurupa Community Services District.
Upon completion, FVWA will control and operate the capital facilities of the project. Once built, CDZI will lease the project facilities to the FVWA for day to day operation.
In September 2016, the project received the support of the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber).
CDZI is yet to finalizing purchase arrangements with project participants, finalize project design, bidding and financing to move ahead.
The project involves the development of a water conservation, recovery and storage in Cadiz, California, the US.
The US$275 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a wellfield
2. Construction of a 69km underground water conveyance steel pipeline to the Colorado River Aqueduct
3. Construction of a groundwater storage space to provide up to 1 million acre-feet of imported water
4. Construction of recharge basins
5. Installation of machinery and equipment
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