For more information, please contact Lucie McGovern at 805-388-5334

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Facility be safe?
Yes. There are thousands of treatment facilities throughout the United States that use similar chemicals and nearly half of similar projects are adjacent to residential areas or schools. There is no evidence of negative impacts to adjacent property.  The Project will be constructed in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), California Building Code (CBC), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that ensure the safety of the operators and surrounding areas. 

Will my rates increase?
The City has proactively budgeted for this project for more than 10 years. The City’s water rates are tied to the cost of importing water, and the City expects that the Project will stabilize rates as opposed to continuing to import water.

What will the Facility look like?
The Facility is being designed to be compatible with local architecture.

How much light and noise will the Facility produce?
The Facility will be designed to keep noisy components inside sound minimizing buildings. Lighting will be shielded and directed downward to only light the project facilities. 

How much traffic will the Facility create?
The Facility will create traffic equal to one single-family home.

What will happen to Las Posas Berries?
The Las Posas Berries stand will be moved slightly to the south to accommodate access to the Facility, but it will remain in the same lot.