Water Quality & Supply
Weekly Water Supply Update as of Thursday, July 23:
The State Water Board has started taking punitive actions against the Irrigation Districts and the Water Agencies for not complying with their curtailments or water use restrictions. The State Water Board issued cease and desist orders to the West Side Irrigation District and levied a $1.55 million fine to the Byron Bethany Irrigation District. These Irrigation Districts are going to challenge these actions of the Board.
No status change for the City of Tracy on the State’s curtailments.
Closure of Delta Mendota Canal
On July 21, 2015, city Council approved the multi jurisdiction agreement with San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority for reverse pumping of water in the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC) from the San Luis Reservoir back toward Tracy. The City’s share of capital cost for this arrangement is 4% and the City will pay the base fixed operation cost. There will be additional cost of energy (Diesel) if the City pumps any portion of this water. At this time the City does not plan to pump this water from the DMC and will use this as an additional insurance just in case.
City’s Water Status
The City’s water status has not changed from the last week.
The City has a multi-source, robust water supply and the status has not changed. The City has surpassed the water reduction target set by the State and will continue working with its residents towards such reductions in the coming months.
Water Quality and Control
Under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for setting national limits for hundreds of substances in drinking water. The EPA also specifies various treatment processes that water facilities must undergo in order to remove these substances. Water treatment monitoring is continually performed to ensure drinking water is meeting regulatory standards. The EPA uses this data to ensure that the consumers are receiving clean water and to verify that states are enforcing the laws that regulate drinking water.
This publication (see right side bar) conforms to the regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) which requires water utilities to provide detailed water quality information to service customers annually. We are committed to providing you, the consumer, with this information about your water supply because customers who are well informed are our best allies in supporting improvements necessary to maintain the highest quality drinking water standards.
As required by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the City's water supplies must meet stringent water quality standards set by the California Department of Health Services and the EPA. The City of Tracy completed a watershed sanitary survey of its drinking water sources in 2010. This survey can be obtained by contacting the Water Production Supervisor at (209) 831-4495. Water customers who are landlords receiving this report are asked to share this information with their tenants.