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Project: Kern County South Shafter Sewer - Construction Project

Description: The Project is the abandonment of the existing septic sewer tanks for six residential communities in the unincorporated area of the County and the construction of a complete full-gravity sewer collection system connecting to the S/NOR WWTF. The six residential communities served by the Project include West Shafter, Southwest Shafter, Thomas Lane, Smith Corner, Burbank, and Cherokee Strip. The communities currently utilize septic sewer tanks that discharge wastewater into leach lines and seepage pits located on individual properties. The continued use of multiple septic tank systems in proximity of local groundwater wells raises concerns about drinking water quality.

Reference Number: 3940P01D1704019

Implemented By: Kern, County of

Objective: Provide sewer service and abandon existing septic tanks.

Type: Infrastructure Improvement

Total Cost: $10,177,553.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 3/1/2023    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: Kern

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): Yes

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Prop. 1, State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund - Wastewater Treatment Projects5/8/2018$10,177,553.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Infrastructure ImprovementOther  

Water Action Plan Target

Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description


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