Sonora, CA – Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will launch the Curtis Elemental Stream School water system consolidation project this week. The water supply project will provide Curtis Creek Elementary School with clean drinking water as well as a fire evacuation system. Motorists on the Standard route will see activity begin on Tuesday and are urged to exercise caution in the work area. Mozingo Construction, Inc was hired for this company with hours of work between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The school district received a grant to install the new water line, the project will consist of installing nearly 5,535 linear feet of 12-inch portable water line and accessories, a 12-inch diameter pipeline is required to supply Curtis Creek Elementary School with the required fire flow. The project also includes the installation of seven new fire hydrants along Standard Road, three of which will be converted from raw water to drinking water.
The school relied on well water which had been considered inadequate for several years due to issues ranging from water source and storage capacity to water quality and creating a situation where water bottled had to be purchased. The school will continue to purchase water until the connection to the TUD is complete and operational, which should be in early August.
TUD received a grant from the California State Water Resources Control Board in the amount of $2,281,884 to fund the design, inspection and testing, construction management, and administration of the project.