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Travis asks Fairfield for backup base water supply

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From page A1 | August 17, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The agreement for an emergency water connection to provide a backup supply to Travis Air Force Base – spurred by uncertainty about the long-term reliability of groundwater resources and the federal government evaluation of privatizing the water system for the base – goes before Fairfield City Council members Tuesday.

Travis Air Force Base requested the connection with the city and asked Fairfield to design and construct the water connection with the federal government paying all expenses, a city staff report states.

“There will be no financial risk to the city as the federal government will provide the funding,” adds the report. “The city will only design and construct a project that can be built with the funding actually available.”

“Should federal funding fall through for any reason, the project will not be built,” according to the city.

Fairfield does not have the ability to design the facilities and would need a consultant to assist, the report adds.

The city staff is asking that City Manager David White be given authority to enter into an agreement, for less than $150,000, with Creegan + D’Angelo Consulting Engineers in Fairfield. Creegan + D’Angelo has performed numerous pipeline and pump station projects for the city and completed a water system master plan for Travis, the city staff said.

Travis has a water system supplied through an agreement with the city of Vallejo as well as groundwater from wells at a base-owned golf course a few miles from Travis, the report notes.

Fairfield has a 12-inch water line that runs down Parker Road, parallel to Air Base Parkway, and the base is interested in connecting with the line, according to the staff report.

The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chamber at 1000 Webster St.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • Rick WoodAugust 17, 2014 - 4:34 am

    This idea has been on the table and discussed on and off for decades. The base is too important an asset to be left with an unreliable water supply, especially given that it's in the Fairfield city limits. A question though that needs to be answered is how this agreement will affect water supply reliability for the rest of the City. It may be addressed in the agreement and staff report, but it's not addressed in the story.

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  • BeeboAugust 17, 2014 - 11:07 am

    There needs to be some sort of agreement that if the water supply really dries up, that Travis will have to get their water from somewhere else until supplies are replenished.

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  • Rick WoodAugust 17, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    B: Not actually. As long as the base pays the same rates as everybody else in the City, it's entitled to the same reliability. It would be different if the base were outside of the city limits. It may be that the base is not paying for a reliable water supply if it's just for backup, but if they pay the freight, they get the service.

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  • downtown citizenAugust 17, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    Rick, I already know the answer to this question, but does Fairfield work off of a water table? Please explain in laymen terms. BTW, this, according to a lot of downtown merchants, was one of the the best festivals since FMSA got involved. Not DID, FMSA. We are aware that we are always going to have nay Sayers, but that comes with the territory and we know there will always be negative and positive comments. But FMSA did a great job. They brought body's to downtown.

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  • Rick WoodAugust 17, 2014 - 10:03 pm

    Fairfield does not use any public groundwater, which I assume is what you are asking. Any wells in the City are private, regulated by the County. There may be a few on old parcels that use the water for irrigation.

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