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Tuesday, Nov 27 2012 05:00 AM

Quail Valley Water District receives grant

Quail Valley Water District officials have announced the award of a grant from California Department of Public Health to perform a feasibility study to determine the most appropriate improvements to the Eastside and Westside water systems to meet state water quality standards.

This grant is culmination of several years of efforts by the Directors of Quail Valley Water District, working in conjunction with REVE Environmental, Inc. and California Department of Publicl Health.

"Over the next 18 months the grant will enable Quail Valley Water District to identify the most cost effective and beneficial improvements to insure our ability to meet all state water quality requirements" said Director Hardenbrook. "Once the study is complete we will be able to move forward with efforts to secure a grant for the construction of the needed improvements," Hardenbrook added.

The feasibility study is intended to determine the method or combination of methods that will enable the District to meet all current state health standards for drinking water. The methods may include treatment to remove contaminants such as arsenic, iron, and manganese, locating and developing a new water source with acceptable levels of contaminants, and combining the Eastside and Westside systems.

Quail Valley Water District is comprised of approximately 20 square miles at the north end of the Sand Canyon/Quail Valley area and currently serves water for domestic use to approximately 60 connections.

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