"The Shasta County Water Agency operates and maintains the Shasta County Service Area No. 2 - Sugarloaf public water system (CSA #2 - Sugarloaf) and serves approximately 129 customers through 60 residential service connections and a recreation room in the County of Shasta. The facilities include one groundwater well, a surface water treatment plant, and a 42,500 gallon bolted steel storage tank. The water system relies on groundwater as the primary source and utilizes surface water from an unnamed creek as supplement source from December through June.
On March 18, 2018, the CSA #2 – Sugarloaf issued boil water advisory to the customers because E.coli was detected from the water quality samples in the month of February 2017. On October 3, 2016, the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) issued a citation (No. 01-02-16C-025) to CSA #2 – Sugarloaf for exceeding the maximum contaminant level of total coliform during the month of August 2016. On August 19, 2015, the DDW issued a citation (No. 01-02-15C-011) to CSA #2 – Sugarloaf for failing to monitor for disinfection byproducts in accordance with the monitoring plan approved by DDW.
The water system is not in compliance with surface water treatment rule by using an unapproved alternative filtration technology, referred to as “in-line filtration”. In addition, the CSA #2 – Sugarloaf does not have adequate storage capacity to meet the maximum day demand of 76,000 gallons. The existing well produces groundwater occasionally exceeded the maximum contaminant level of iron and manganese.
This planning project will address the surface water treatment, groundwater, and disinfection byproduct rule deficiencies in CSA #2 – Sugarloaf. The planning project will evaluate existing facilities and identify infrastructure improvements to meet the drinking water standards. The project includes the followings: developing plans and specifications for a test well, drilling a test well, preparing a preliminary project report, developing 90% plans and specifications for the selected construction project, and preparing environmental documentation.
County of Shasta
address the surface water treatment, groundwater, and disinfection byproduct rule deficiencies in CSA #2 – Sugarloaf
Research/Planning (including Science)
Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC):