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Sonora Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Project Ribbon Cutting by TUD Board

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) would like to express its gratitude to all those who attended the celebratory ribbon cutting event for the completion of its Sonora Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (SRWWTF) on June 26, 2024. The event was a success, with many guests in attendance, including City of Sonora and Tuolumne County Representatives, Tribal partners, community leaders, project partners, neighboring districts, TUD Board of Directors and staff. The event featured remarks from TUD Board President Jeff Kerns, General Manager Don Perkins, District Engineer Erik Johnson, Associate Engineer Jennifer Batt, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Maria Gallegos-Herrera and Dana Jorgensen, Sr. District Representative of the State Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil’s office.  Guests also had the opportunity to tour the new facility and learn about its features and benefits.

The SRWWTF project completion represents a monumental achievement for TUD and the community it serves. The project, which began in October 2021, has been a substantial undertaking for the district, with the construction of a new wastewater treatment facility capable of treating an average of 2 million gallons of wastewater per day. This $42 million facility made substantially possible by a grant/low-interest loan funding package received from the USDA, replaces an outdated plant built in the 1970s and marks a major milestone in TUD’s commitment to providing efficient and sustainable wastewater management solutions for the community. The Sonora Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility has been designed to meet the current California Title 22 Standards for Disinfected Tertiary Treated wastewater.

TUD would like to thank the USDA Rural Development for providing the majority of the project funding through a grant/loan package, as well as the project partners, Pacific Advanced Engineering, Inc. (PACE), Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. (Kiewit), Mountaineering Engineering, Condor Earth Technologies and Municipal Capital Markets.  TUD would also like to thank the community for its support throughout the project duration. TUD is proud to serve the community with this state-of-the-art facility and looks forward to continuing its mission of delivering reliable, quality water and wastewater services in Tuolumne County.



June 27, 2024
Contact: Emily Long
External Affairs Specialist
(209) 532-5536

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