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 Water Quality Advisory Lifted for Surviving Homes & Completed Construction: Updated May 20, 2020

PID Projects

Rebuilds - Service Lateral Replacement Project

Potable water is a requirement to receive a certificate of occupancy on a new build. PID is dedicated to doing the work of replacing fire-damaged service laterals so that you have the clean drinking water you need before final inspection.  Contractors are in place to accelerate service lateral replacements in support of rebuild and temporary housing. The contractor will replace up to 650 service laterals by Spring 2020.

Once the service lateral is replaced PID will mail a letter to the owner on file indicating the water-advisory has been lifted for the property. Billing rates will increase from the 21.49 sealed rate back to the appropriate monthly service charge, currently $42.98 per month for residential customers.

Scheduling is based on successful completion of:

  • Slab Inspection for stick-built homes or
  • an approved permit for manufactured homes.

To keep pace with the rebuild efforts in Paradise, we have increased the number of crews working to replace service lateral replacements. This increase in resources means we can ensure you have clean water by the time you request your final occupancy with the Town of Paradise. Due to lack of resources, we are unable to perform service lateral replacements for lots not currently in the rebuild process.

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Paradise Community Drinking Water Supply Options Study

Identify and evaluate long-term options for improvements to the Paradise Irrigation District (PID) water system infrastructure and finances to ensure the long-term sustainability and resiliency of the water system(s) as well as support redevelopment of the town of Paradise. This Study is also a mandated requirement to ensure that PID can obtain funding for its drinking water system improvements from the California State Legislature.

 

Timeline

 
Soliciting Proposals

Consultant Selection
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Study Begins
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Completion

Current

Proposals are due Jan 22, 2021 by 5pm

February 2021 March 2021 -
 

Project Manager

  • Office of Water Programs, CSU,Sacramento
  • Randy Marx, P.E., Research Engineer
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Funding Source

  •  State Water Resources Control Board

Current Phase

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Documents

Outreach & Communication

pdf Paradise Communications Plan (400 KB)
pdf Communication Plan Fact Sheet (398 KB)

Stakeholder Meetings

Date Agenda Presentation Summary
09/25/2020         

Stakeholder Member List

 

What's New?

Options study RFP was released.  Proposals are due January 22, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. University Enterprises, Inc. (“UEI”) invites Engineering companies to submit a proposal to provide services as described in this Request for Proposal (RFP). 

 

Project details updated December 14, 2020

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Project Description

The B Reservoir receives drinking water directly from the district’s treatment plant; water is then distributed throughout the district. This reservoir was damaged during the 2018 Camp Fire and is not currently in use. The reservoir’s level fluctuated with customer usage needs; its capacity was 3 million gallons.

The District is currently working throught the FEMA process to replace the damaged reservoir with concrete or steel tank(s). Delivery pipeline improvements as well us upgrading the hydraulic system would increase efficiency of water delivery.

The planning process included a comprehensive study of storage capacities within the District. The project design includes significant hydraulic and pipeline work to ensure more water is available for fighting fires.

Spending Plan

 Project Phase Previous Fiscal Year Expenses  Fiscal Year 15/16  Fiscal Year 16/17  Fiscal Year 17/18  Fiscal Year 18/19  Fiscal Year 19/20 Total
 Planning  -   -   -  - $265,000  -  $265,000
 Design  -   -   -   -  $509,000  -  $509,000
 Construction  -   -   -   -  $11,000,000  -  $11,000,000
 Total - - - - $11,774,000 - $11,774,000

Project Manager

  • Bill Taylor
    Department: Water Treatment

Funding Source

Project Status

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PID's board considered these alternatives:

Option 1—Replacing the B Reservoir cover and liner only.
Option 2—Replace the reservoir with two steel tanks, increasing storage capacity and capacity for fire flow demand. Additional improvements include revamping system hydraulics and building a pump station for a new pipeline from the treatment plant to the distribution system.
Option 3— Replace the reservoir with a concrete tank,increasing storage capacity and capacity for fire flow demand. Additional improvements include revamping system hydraulics and building a pump station for a new pipeline from the treatment plant to the distribution system.

PID’s board voted to pursue Option 2 (saving funds on project development) and authorizing the project design.

 

Benefits to PID and its Customers

Increased water capacity, better water flow during fire emergencies, less vulnerability to security and water contamination issues.

Anticipated Project Timeline

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Concept Approval
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Planning
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Design
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Construction
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Completion
July 2017 July 2017 - Nov. 2017 Dec. 2017 - Oct. 2018 Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020 Nov. 2020
 

 

Project details updated June 2018

 

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Demonstration garden competed

 

Project Description

The garden is a community project of the PID Demonstration Garden Ad Hoc Committee, including volunteers Chuck Bell, Ward Habriel and Michael Spiess. Mendon's Nursery and volunteer Kendal Gray have helped with the planning.

The garden is located on a patch of previously unused ground beside the district's parking lot and its corporation yard (6344 Clark Road).

A metal archway, fabricated by students in the Butte College's welding program, greets visitors. Paths of decomposed granite  meander through planting areas and a plaque in memory of former PID Director Doug Flesher is featured.

Planting areas include a focus on erosion control; fire-resistant plants; plants to encourage butterflies, pollinators and birds; and drought-and shade-tolerant native plants.

 

Spending Recap


Description Expense
Materials $9,293.72
Donated Materials $1,404.22
Donated Cash -$1,451.00
Total Cost $10,697.94
Total Spent $7,842.72

Project Manager

Funding Source

  • PID's Operating Fund
  • Donations

Project Status

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Want to contribute to the garden? Here's how!

You can help make our community's demonstration garden a continued reality with your tax-deductible gift to the project. Funds will be used for future construction and maintenance.

The garden was a favorite project of former PID Director Doug Flesher, who passed away in 2016. Prior to this death, Doug was a hearty proponent of the garden, enthusing often about all that could be learned at the site. 

Community members can make a gift to the project in memory of Flesher - or any friend, or family member.

Checks can be made out to Paradise Irrigation District with a memo for "Buy a Bloom." Mail or drop off checks at 6332 Clark Road, Paradise, CA 95969. For more information call 877-4971.

 

Benefits to PID and its Customers

Kids and adults are able to wander through the garden and learn more about the best plants for ridge landscaping, water-wise gardening concepts and different ways to efficiently irrigate a ridge garden and yard.

Additionally, water-wise gardening is demonstrated, including examples of low-use irrigation and controller systems as well as Paradise climate zones and information about AquaHawk. PID displays a service meter, pressure regulator and backflow prevention/anti-siphon device.

Anticipated Project Timeline

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Concept Approval
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Planning
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Design
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Construction
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Completion
2017 2017-2018 2017-2018 2018 June 2018

Project details updated September 2018

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Project Description

In the wake of recent failure of the Oroville Dam Spillway, the Division of Safety of Dams (California Department of Water Resources) is requiring owners of high hazard dams to conduct a comprehensive study of their spillways. PID has two spillways affected by this requirement: one each at Paradise Lake and Magalia Reservoir. Following the detailed analysis, PID will be required to make any required spillway repairs/upgrades that come to light as a result of the study.

 

Spending Plan (will be updated to reflect necessary spending as a result of study)

 Project Phase Previous Fiscal Year Expenses  Fiscal Year 15/16  Fiscal Year 16/17  Fiscal Year 17/18  Fiscal Year 18/19  Fiscal Year 19/20 Total
 Planning  -   -   -  $210,000  -   -  $210,000
 Design  -   -   -  $140,000 -  -  $140,000
 Construction  -   -   -  $100,000 $350,000  -  $450,000
 Total - - - $450,000 $350,000   $800,000

Project Manager

Funding Source

Project Status

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PID's board considered these alternatives:

There are no alternatives; the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams, requires this study of PID.

 

Benefits to PID and its Customers

Increased spillway safety.

Anticipated Project Timeline

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Concept Approval
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Planning
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Design
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Construction
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Completion
June 2017 May 2017 - Sept. 2017 Sept. 2017 - April 2018 May 2018 - Dec. 2018 -
 

 

Project details updated December 2017

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