The City created and filed a Groundwater Reduction Plan (GRP) which lays out the City’s planned strategies for meeting the FBSD's conversion timeline. For the City to meet the FBSD regulatory mandate, it was determined that significant reductions in groundwater consumption could only be accomplished by conversion from groundwater to surface water sources.
The plant was designed to ensure that treatment minimizes any differences in taste and odor between surface water and ground water sources by employing state of the art water treatment technology and implementing a multiple barrier approach to ensure our residents continually receive safe and superior quality drinking water. The City has also initiated several raw water projects that will help reduce the costs of our conversion process. These projects supply untreated surface water for lake filling and irrigation and contribute to an average two million gallon a day reduction in groundwater withdrawals.