General Manager Letter to the Community of Keyes

Keyes Community Services District

5601 7th Street, P O Box 699

Keyes, Ca. 95328




This is a very brief summary and update of our ongoing projects regarding the Arsenic Mitigation mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board and the Environmental Protection Agency.

As of March 21st, all the water transmission and distribution pipelines from our wells to the new Arsenic Treatment Facility have been installed except for pipelines on Jessup Road and the placement of water mains in the casing that will be installed under the railroad and the freeway. Installation of new fire hydrants, water service connections, connections to existing water lines also need to be completed.

The contractor Clark Bros. Inc. is continuing to construct underground piping, drainage pipe, water lines and other utility lines for the new Arsenic Treatment Facility. The excavation for the chemical treatment facilities will start this week. The application for TID electrical service has been completed and submitted by the contractor.

KCSD will be supplying treated water to four mobile home parks and the Teen Challenge ranch on Faith Home Road. The construction plans and specifications for the installation of these transmission lines to service these units are now complete and are being submitted for review and approval by all the agencies involved in the Arsenic Mitigation Projects. Blackwater Engineering believes that this project will be ready to go to bid by the end of May.

There will be more updates to come as the work progresses.



Ernie Garza