Project Updates

Summer 2020

  • SRWA executed a design-build contract with CH2M HILL for the surface water supply project
  • SRWA continued work on property acquisitions
  • The Program Management (PM) team continued its coordination with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Financial Assistance on the status of the State Revolving Fund low-interest loan application review
  • CH2M HILL began early surveying activities
  • CH2M HILL began preparation of early design packages
  • SRWA continued discussions with the State Water Board Division of Drinking Water regarding the Permit to Operate
  • SRWA distributed the finalized source water quality assessment update Technical
    Memorandum No. 3
  • SRWA received and reviewed pre-design submittals prepared by CH2M HILL
  • SRWA completed the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) addendum for Board approval. Coordination continued with TID and Stanislaus County regarding encroachment permits, future construction activities, and permanent power
  • The PM team updated the general project fact sheet
  • The SRWA website was updated and assigned a new URL (
  • A construction information line for the Project was launched (888) 226-0986. Callers can leave a message and it will be responded to within 24 hours during normal business hours.

April/May 2020

  • The PM team reviewed Jacobs technical appendices edits and backcheck documents associated with DB contract.
  • SRWA approved the Water Sales Agreement Amendment No. 1 and associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) addendum.
  • SRWA finalized terms of the Encroachment Permit with Stanislaus County.

March 2020

  • The SRWA Program Management (PM) team continued to negotiate the Design-Build Contract with Jacobs, the successful proposer.
  • SRWA was notified of a $750,000 grant award through the USBR WaterSMART Drought Resiliency program for the Turlock Finished Water Transmission Main.
  • Coordination efforts for Right-of-Way acquisition continued.
  • TID continued to work towards resolving the one remaining protest on its water rights petition for change.
  • SRWA continued to work with TID to prepare the Water Sales Agreement Amendment No. 1.
  • SRWA continued to work with Stanislaus County to negotiate the terms of the Encroachment Permit.