Update due on emergency water source for Cambria

Special services district meeting set for April 17

ktanner@thetribunenews.comApril 10, 2014 

Progress towards an emergency water supply will be updated at a special meeting of Cambria Community Services District directors at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.

The district scheduled the special public forum so consulting firm CDM Smith could inform district directors and ratepayers about progress on a $175,000 study about the viability of a proposed site for a brackish-water well. 

The site is on district property along San Simeon Creek. A portable desalination unit would treat to drinking-water standards the slightly salty water drawn from the well, which would then be injected upstream and eventually pumped back out of the district’s existing wells.

Part of the study’s purpose is to estimate if the proposed brackish water well site would furnish adequate water flow for such a process. Any such well or desalination plant would require county and state permits. 

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