Project Status

Preliminary Assessment of Participating Utilities: The preliminary assessment included examination of water quality, water production, and site details for each of the participating utilities to assess non-treatment options, treatment technologies, and associated costs to address nitrate and co-contaminants (e.g., 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) and perchlorate). Demonstration locations were selected from nitrate-impacted candidate sites; Rio Bravo Greeley School Water System, Lindsay Strathmore Irrigation District (LSID) – Tonyville, and Woodville Public Utility District were included in this assessment.


Affordability Workshops: Workshop presentations are included on the Publications page.

  • The 1st Affordability Workshop was held at UC Davis on Friday, April 13, 2018
  • The 2nd Affordability Workshop was held at UC Davis on Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • The 3rd Affordability Workshop was held at UC Davis on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Affordability Assessment: This assessment discusses affordability considerations; examines the preliminary costs of treatment in the context of what is considered affordable for the communities served by the participating utilities; and explores affordability metrics, potential funding sources, and policy options. Part 1 of this report can be found on the Publications page.

Consolidated Management of Nitrate Treatment: Site design for nitrate treatment installation is underway at the participating utilities. Procurement documentation has been streamlined and developed with the intent that the core components of the procurement package can be used as a template for other small systems requiring nitrate treatment.