LPUD RECEIVES HISTORICAL $25.3 MILLION GRANT FROM STATE WATER BOARD FOR REPLACEMENT OF 3 FAILING WELLS INCLUDING TREATMENT, AND CONSOLIDATION WITH EL ADOBE MUTUAL WATER.
Lamont Public Utility District is extremely proud and excited to announce the receipt of a $25.3 million grant from the State Water Board. This is unprecedented and historical for this District. The grant is for the construction of three new replacement water wells including treatment systems and the consolidation with the El Adobe Mutual Water District.
Lamont is a severely disadvantaged community and as such, state funding was critical for its clean safe drinking water survival of approximately 20,000 Hispanic community members many of whom are local farm and agriculture employees. Without this grant, LPUD and the Lamont community would be without sufficient water and more importantly without sufficient clean safe drinking water. This is a historical and monumental accomplishment for LPUD as it has never received such assistance in the history of the District’s existence (since 1943).
We wish to thank John Holcomb and Bridgette Chase of the Division of Financial Assistance, the State Water Board, Self Help Enterprises, Curtis Skaggs of Dee Jaspar and Associates, Supervisor David Couch and his office and all others involved in this historic process and accomplishment. This grant will provide clean safe drinking water to the citizens and residents of the Lamont Public Utility District service area for generations into the future. The people of the Lamont community are grateful and say thank you.