Upon completion, the new pump station will deliver additional surface water supplies to customers in the company water systems in the proposed areas.

The water systems, through the new pumping station, will receive purchased water from the City of Sacramento.

The area currently relies almost solely on local groundwater to supply a population of approximately 56,000. Conjunctive use of surface and groundwater provides environmental and water quality benefits by allowing greater use of surface water supplies during wet months.

California American Water Northern Division general manager Andy Soule said the pumping station will enable the company to deliver surface water purchased from the City of Sacramento to its Suburban and Rosemont systems.

The project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year.

Upon completion, the project will be able to pump nearly three million gallons of water per day, which is about 35% of area’s average daily use.