Old Mill Ranch

Provide a new and sustainable water source which may include primary and back-up wells or surface/spring water source. Included as needed would be water filtration and pipe replacement for small community of 29 existing service connections. The water in the system has high levels of manganese and iron bacteria exceeding secondary drinking water standards. Currently the water is testing for high levels of arsenic that exceed safe drinking water standards. The operator is currently purge to waste to bring the arsenic levels back down. The water currently is undrinkable due to extreme odor; red color staining; and taste. The steel pipe was installed in the 1960's and is wrapped in tar paper; the pipe is corroded on the inside and is a prime element in allowing iron bacteria growth within the system. There is currently no back-up system or secondary well in place if there is a system failure.
This project will include a Hydrogeologic Study; Specification drawings; cost estimates; well testing and analysis; construction easements; well site purchase options; alternatives including surface or spring source. Construction cost of well drilling and installation or surface water installation; small building for water works and filtration; trenching and installing new pipe. There will be an initial planning phase and then a construction phase. The planning phase will compare construction; operation and maintenance cost of the alternatives.
Sponsoring Agency
FRCCSD- Old Mill Ranch
Primary Contact
Rick Reynolds
Contact Email
Project Number
Matching Funds
None listed
Total Cost
DAC Benefit
Project Category
Municipal Services
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Conjunctive management, Drinking water treatment and distribution, Economic incentives, Land use planning and management, Matching water quality to water use, Outreach and engagement, Urban water use efficiency
Project Objectives
Address economic challenges of municipal service providers to serve customers, Address water resources and wastewater needs of DACs and Native Americans, Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Coordinate management of recharge areas and protect groundwater, Encourage municipal service providers to participate in regional water management actions, Enhance public awareness and understanding of water management issues and needs, Improve efficiency and reliability of water supply and infrastructure, Maximize agricultural, environmental, and municipal water use efficiency, Protect, restore, and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater resources, Work with counties/communities/groups to maintain capacity for water-related projects
Project Status
Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Disadvantaged Communities, Drought Preparedness
Project Owner

To the owner of Old Mill Ranch

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  • MS-6 1 file Added 27 Aug 2016 Old Mill Ranch