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American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 Information
Water/Wastewater

Under the American Recovery & Recovery Act of 2009, monies earmarked for utility projects are administered and distributed by the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program. For water and wastewater projects, the SRF is divided into two separate categories: Water – Safe Drinking Water SRF and Wastewater – Clean Water SRF. The SRF will release grants and loans for selected projects using these federal funds. Due to the City of Modesto’s population, it is most likely funds will be in the form of low interest loans. Cities with populations under 10,000 have the best chance at grant funding through the SRF. Staff is actively researching other grants to fund utility projects.

Water

In June 2009, the City was invited to apply for ARRA Funding through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program for the project titled “Wellhead Treatment and Blending Lines – Wells 283 & 236" for the amount of $800,000 ($400,000 Grant and $400,000 low interest Loan). Both well sites are located in the southwest Modesto Area near Emerald Avenue.
In August 2009, the application for the blending project was submitted to the State, and in September 2009, a funding agreement was issued by the State to the City of Modesto. Currently, the project is bidding, and bids will be opened and contract awarded in November 2009. In October 2009 the City requested additional funding for this project to cover unanticipated costs that arose.  The new amount of the funding agreement for this project is $1,046,830 ($523,415 Grant and $523,415 low interest Loan).
Six water projects, in addition to the well blending projects, have been added to the Safe Drinking Water Project Priority List (PPL). Inclusion on this list does not guarantee funding, though this is an important first step.
Projects on the PPL and their estimated cost:

  • Waterford Citywide Meter Installation - $1 Million
  • State Route 132 Water Main Replacement - $1.55 Million
  • Strengthen and Replace Water System - I Street Main - $435,000
  • Install New Well - Mildred Perkins - $1.3 Million
  • Purchase and Install New Generators - Tanks 7 and 8 - $495,000
  • Downstream Improvements - Claratina & Virginia Corridor Transmission Mains - $12.55 Million

Wastewater

Twelve Clean Water projects have been added to the State’s Project Priority List (PPL). Inclusion on this list does not guaranty funding, though this is an important first step.
Projects on the PPL and their estimated cost:

  • Tertiary Treatment Phase 2 - $120 Million
  • 9th Street Storm Drain Rehabilitation – $7 Million
  • Sutter Avenue Bypass Project - $4.5 Million
  • Shackelford Crossing - $1 Million
  • Jennings Road Grout Stabilization- $1 Million
  • Annual Sewer Rehabilitation - $ 800,000


This page was updated on: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:19:19 AM