Antioch

Desalination plant construction underway in Antioch as drought worsens – California, USA

The new facility, located at the city’s wastewater treatment plant, will use large reverse-osmosis filters to create 6 million gallons of fresh water per day–about a third of the city’s needs–but with room for expansion.

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Antioch Desalination Plant: City Takes Out $15M Line Of Credit – California

The Antioch City Council on Tuesday night approved signing a new $15 million line of credit for the construction of a desalination plant to treat brackish water drawn from the San Joaquin River.

Outgoing Mayor Sean Wright said enthusiastically before the unanimous approval, “I want this one.”

The water plant proposal has been in the works since 2016. The agreement with the city’s lender, Bank of the West, will cover construction costs as the $64.6 million project gets underway next year at the location of the existing water treatment plant.

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$15 million credit line will help Antioch build desalination plant – California

Antioch’s plan to build a desalination plant to clear up the city’s brackish water got another boost this week when the City Council unanimously approved $15 million in interim financing.

The almost $70 million project aims to develop a reliable, drought-resistant water supply so the city doesn’t have to depend so much on buying water and can use Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta water year-round.

Antioch’s current water supply, which mainly comes from the river, serves more than 112,000 residents within a 28.8-square-mile area.

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Antioch approves $27 million water rights settlement – California

The state has agreed to pay Antioch $27 million in a settlement that guarantees the city’s 150-year old rights to pump water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta for the long term and will help pay for a planned desalination plant.

In return, the city will ditch a provision in a 1968 water rights deal that required the state to reimburse it for one-third of the cost to buy substitute water from the Contra Costa Water District when the Delta water gets too salty, which has been occurred more frequently in recent years.

The Antioch City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the settlement from the lawsuit it filed in 2017 against the California Department of Water Resources.

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Antioch to receive $27 million settlement from California’s Department of Water Resources – California

On April 14th, the Antioch City Council will consider the adoption of a resolution approving a historic settlement agreement between the City and California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

The agreement pays Antioch $27 million, which guarantees that they will be able to utilize its 150-year old water rights and remain in the Delta for the long-term. 

The $27 million, in addition to $43 million in State grants and loans, completes the financing for the $70 million brackish water desalination plant.

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Antioch gets $10 million grant to design, build desalination plant – Antioch – Turkey

Antioch’s plan to build a long-awaited brackish desalination plant got a major boost this week when the City Council officially accepted a $10 million state grant that will pay toward design and construction.

The city’s grant was one of three statewide to be awarded in March 2018 from the Department of Water Resources for desalination projects under Proposition 1, but environmental reviews and other work still need to be done to free up the money.

Proposition 1, approved in 2014, set aside $725 million in grants and loans for water recycling, treatment and desalination projects.

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