Category Archives: Delta Water Supply Project

Aerial view

We had a brief overview in today’s paper about Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project, the city’s bid to tap drinking water from the Delta. The $217 million project is the city’s largest public works project (and, should be noted, is funded through bonds and not paid for out of the separate stormwater fund that is [...]

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Shovels, cake and a strike force

At a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the $217 million Delta Water Supply Project – the largest public works project ever here – City Hall this morning put out two cakes, one with the design of a water treatment plant on it and the other in the shape of a water tank. [...]

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Morning roundup

Mayor Ann Johnston was to have another of her Coffees with the Mayor at 8 a.m. at the offices of the Downtown Stockton Alliance. A groundbreaking ceremony for the $217 million Delta Water Supply Project is at 10:30 a.m. Johnston and Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, are expected to speak.

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Heavy equipment

Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison drove from City Hall this morning to an old alfalfa field north of Eight Mile Road, where construction was starting on the Delta Water Supply Project, Stockton’s $217 million campaign to pump drinking water from the Delta. Madison said he found the property in 2003. “I was driving by it, [...]

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More from City Hall: DWSP contracts approved

7:44 p.m.: The City Council has just voted 7-0 to award some $184 million in contracts for construction of the Delta Water Supply Project, Stockton’s landmark bid to divert drinking water from the Delta. The project is the largest public works project ever undertaken by City Hall.

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More from City Hall: Madison on DWSP

6:18 p.m.: Consent passes 7-0. 6:19 p.m.: The awarding of $184 million in construction contracts for the Delta Water Supply Project is up. Mark Madison is sitting next to City Manager Gordon Palmer. Madison said this afternoon, “I cannot tell you how excited I am about tonight. This is one of the most important days [...]

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More from City Hall: DWSP bond sale approved, team building in August

7:25 p.m.: The City Council voted 5-0 (Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. and Councilwoman Susan Eggman are absent) to approve the issuance of bonds not to exceed $260 million to finance the landmark Delta Water Supply Project. Vice Mayor Kathy Miller said she supposed Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison, who is on vacation, is watching the meeting [...]

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More from City Hall: Rate hike approved

7:50 p.m.: Following a presentation by Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison, the City Council is ordering a 63 percent increase in residential water rates over four years to fund Stockton’s $217 million Delta Water Supply Project, its bid to take drinking water from the Delta. The vote is 6-1. Councilwoman Susan Eggman dissented. There had [...]

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More from City Hall: Rate hike notification matter passes

More from City Hall: 7:52: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison finished and the City Council voted 6-1 on the rate hike matter. Councilwoman Susan Eggman dissented. Mayor Ann Johnston put off until another meeting a discussion of water conservation (which, had it occurred, might have pushed the upcoming budget hearing to breakfast). The budget session [...]

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More from City Hall: Flat rate

6:55 p.m.: That the city’s existing water rate structure rewards customers who use more water - charging less per gallon as water use increases – was of some surprise to council members. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison’s proposal this evening is a uniform rate structure, charging the same amount per gallon no matter how much water a [...]

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