Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will begin the Curtis Creek Elementary School Water System Consolidation Project this week. This important water project will provide Curtis Creek Elementary School with clean, reliable, potable drinking water and provide fire flow to the school. Motorists on Standard Road will see activity starting today, Tuesday, May 31st and are advised to use caution in the project work area. Monzingo Construction, Inc., the contractor hired for this project, will be working on Standard Road between the hours of 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
The District received grant funding to install a new water pipeline. The project involves installing approximately 5,535 linear feet of 12-inch potable water pipeline and appurtenances. A 12-inch diameter pipeline is needed to deliver Curtis Creek Elementary School the required fire flow of 1,500 gallons per minute (gpm) for a duration of two hours while maintaining a system pressure of at least 20 psi. The project also includes installing seven (7) new fire hydrants along Standard Road, three of which will be converted from raw water to potable water.
The school has been relying on well water, which has been inadequate for several years. Issues range from water source and storage capacity to water quality. The school is currently purchasing bottled water and will continue buying water until the connection to TUD is complete and operational.
TUD received grant funding for this project through the California State Water Resources Control Board in the amount of $2,281,884 and includes costs associated with project design, inspection and testing, and construction management and administration. The project is estimated to be completed by early August.