Council reviews Hickory Hills wastewater report

The City of California Board of Aldermen heard a review of the Bartlett and West, Engineers, report on the wastewater system of Hickory Hills / Temple Terrace subdivision the City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, July 5.

The report presented by Bob Gilbert included an update on the subdivision's water system as well as the main topic of the wastewater system.

The cost of the upgrades and additional connections to connect the Hickory Hills water system was originally estimated at about $440,000, but when the additional costs involved with closing the current Hickory Hills well and the lagoon, plus some debt and administrative costs was factored in, Gilbert said the cost increased to about $500,000.

The total estimated cost of the engineering recommendations for resolving the water and sewer problems of Hickory Hills / Temple Terrace subdivision is "just over $2 million."

In the previous meeting, Gilbert had informed the council and representatives of the subdivision that the City of California water system does not have the capacity to supply the additional residences in the subdivision. Improvements recommended for the California water system, including an additional water tower, would add enough capacity to allow the addition of the Hickory Hills water system. The improvements to the California water system are recommended whether or not Hickory Hills is added.

For more of this story check out the July 13 issue of the California Democrat.

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