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State Funding Awarded For Water Improvements

Sacramento, CA– The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded nearly $205 million in Proposition 84 Grant Funding to 25 applicants.


This is part of the first round of DWR’s Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation (IRWM) Grant Program.


The grant funding approved last week, will support around 190 individual projects, located throughout California, with an estimated total project cost of about $1 billion. IRWM Regions will use the funds to implement water supply, water quality, stormwater management, flood management, water conservation, watershed protection, ecosystem restoration, groundwater/conjunctive use, and water recycling projects.


The Upper Mokelumne River Watershed Authority was awarded $2.3 million for water improvements. This funding will go towards the Amador Water System Leak Detection and Repair Program, the Camanche Regional Water Treatment Plant Project, Lake Camanche Tank Rehabilitation and Replacement Project, and the West Point Water Main and Tank Replacement Project.


Proposition 84 was passed by California voters in 2006 and authorizes the Legislature to appropriate $1 billion for IRWM.  Administered by the Department of Water Resources, Prop. 84 grants are awarded to local public agencies and non-profit organizations for projects that help meet long-term water needs of the state.


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com