In June 2022, the California Department of Water Resources awarded Valley County Water District $750,000 in grant funds to rehabilitate and reactivate a groundwater well in our community.
Valley County Water District’s Morada Well was deactivated in 1979 when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were discovered. Since then, the Lante Treatment Plant groundwater remediation facility was built to treat the contaminants found in the local groundwater supply, including up to 9.5 million gallons of water per day.
In order to rehabilitate and reactivate the Morada Well, the District will conduct extensive water sampling, install a new well pump and motor, modify the existing electrical components, connect the well to a reservoir and modify the SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. Inspection and video logs have already been completed verifying that the Morada Well is still viable.
Valley County Water District actively seeks alternative funding sources such as grants to support its water system improvement program. Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Water Resources for the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program.