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SAN..!A ROSA, CALIFORNIA - The' City Defigned for Living - WEVNESD~Y AFTERNOON, OCTOBE'R 27, 1971 . ,~ --~------
THE. AQUEDUCT .-11
How Sonoma -Marin ' Project I
Ties into the Whole Plan '
How It Ties
. , Into a Ian
By GEORG~ MANES struction 1976, will continue the not be needed until 1985. It willI
T~e controver~Iai Son 0 P1 a- Sonoma _ Marin ' Aquedudt into I provide three more wells capa- (~~tlnued from P~ge 1) ure by ,the end 01£ this century.
MarIn Aqueduct IS not new. I ble of um in 40 m d TheorIzmg ,an eventua[ coastal
In the· planning stages for Pet~luma-another 49,000 feet p. p g g . i poptrla,tion in Sonoma County of STORAGE FAOILITmS, -
~ear~y a d~'cade, the huge pipe- of pIpe. Two ~ore Raney ~e!ls" ,~here I~ more to the , wat~r 1 7•000, eng~neel"S have desdgned a Plans now cal1 for construction
hne IS actually the second stage wIth a capaclt~ of 40 mIllIon pI,an! h()lW, ever, than vhe Son?n:a- coastal a que du e t stre,f u,run Oif ,19 separate, reserv'oir,:S to be
of .major facilities designed to gallons ~ day. WIll be placed at MarIn. Aqueduct. ~e $115 m'l~hon from Stewalts Point s()uthwar~ buillt during the next two dec-d~
hver water from the Ru.ssian the RUSSIan RIver. bond. Issue. a.uth?rIzed last year to BOde,ga Ba(y, tihen inland to ades. Th,e smaHest, 300,000 g,al- '
RIver to serve southern Sonoma So, ~~ the eqd of the Stage II, provIdes. fm.ancmg . for ~upp~e- t he Sonoma-Marin, Aqueduct lons, is scheduled to be bunt in
~unty ahd ~arin. County serv- 100 illlihon gallons a day will be mental pipeimes WhICh ~II! cns.. n~ar Cotati. T.o 00 ibuillt in four 1974 near OccidentaL The largIce
areas. It IS deSIgned, its sup- pumped throu~~ the system to scross ~e co~nty wlthI~ .. 20 stages, from ,the early 1970s to est, 30 miiJ1ion ga'l[ons, will ibe at
p<?rters .po.i~t out,. !~ "dovetail" serve commumtIes a~ f~r sout? ~~::s. T ese pIoposed faCIlItIes 1990; die system would eventual- Kawaflia Springs in 1986.
~lth eXIstmg faCIlIties to prov- ~ San Rafael. .T~at s m addf-' . , ' ly ronsi'st of 368,(000 feet of pipe- Aill 'these fa'cililties ,are part of
Ide an adequate water supply bon to the eXIstmg system SI Sonoma Marl,n-santa, Rosa In- line with ,'t f 11 d th " ' 1 ' rt 1" t' of
for a 20-year period. ' capability of 32' mgd. terie - A 31,000 foot line con. " a 'Capacl yo mg '. - ~l.e IDSl1)~ e~~111 a, W~;O lOpn:l,ft_
. . , LAKEVILUE-SONOMA V AL-vl1e tnilliS'SlalO l1dJVer'(1J~e!r 1IIC1!l1 U1llmately, the system will Stage III, engineers say, Wjn l,,,e~t, mg the ,aqueduct at Se- , , ,]jf !buillt rod vh ' :ld,t
prOVIde 140 million gallons of ~bastoPol to the City of Santa I LEY AQUlEfDuaI' - The Exist- Ib t a~hl' eyB ~OIUb ee cos
water a day, which is nearl:, Ro~a at a' reservoir near Ka· ing" Sonoma Aqueduct win be at ~o~ mI' ' l~n. til tlJ f ~use
four times the capability of the ana Springs. It would be built c3/Pactty by 1900 engineers' saYflf' " lIs 100 ,ant ~t ~'r ' a.Ds r~',
existing facility. )y 1985 and could provide 39 .. ' . ' " ' 0 rolla , ex:pe;c 'a cos' · 11.0
It will be built in stages, eachl million gallons a day to the city. 1 ~ ,a new, li~ w,'t ,l[ b~ needed reach $60 mahon by 1990.
one keeping just ahead of de- WIN D S .a R AQUEDUCT _ from the Sonoma, .. Marm ~~e- •
mand. The first stage, sched-i 16,000 feet of lO-inch line from du~t.& Peita[~a to ,the eJcrstmg Mann, Cost ,
uled for completion' in 1974 wilIJ existing airport lines. It would fa'dillity. ~t\Wd~ serve the north- W~ter users m both . NorlJh
double existing facility capabili- ?e built in 1974 and would prov.. ed~ pol'tlJOn iOIf Sonoma Valiley, ~a~n ('Novato) and !Marm M!Ua
ties to 60 million gallons a day., ,Ide 1'.8 million gallons a day. reheve the Santa R:osa .A~ue- m~1ipa~ ~S'an Rafa~l) Water n.l~-
It will include three Ranney SEBAS'IIOPOlrGRATON-OCCI- d1:lct :an~ postpone mde~lmt~ly t:ICts will,l !be. paYl~g for. facll~- ,
radial collector wells at the DENTAL - This line wQ!Uid coo- the need for a parail:JeIl PIPelIne ttes ,to be bUllt entIrely in Son-
Russian River near Mirabel a sist (}if a 12-indh pipeline from the ' the length of Sonoma V,aIiey. In oma County. Pdpelines, 'a!Ltihougt
lsix million gallon. reser~oir ~nd S~?ma'"J.'\farin Aqueduot to a Sill ad;dition, ,a, 16-inch ?i~eIine w1iH S11l!aU, aiready emt ~rom Peta- ,
46,000 feet of 72-mch diameter nullion ga'llon stol'lage reservoir run from a 10 mI~hon gaU()fl luma south past San Ra~ael.
tpipe 'funning from the Ru.ssian in ifJhe vicin1ty of Mill S~atiJOn rd. , stOrage tank at Pet,aluma south ]if Marin oflJ:cials want Ito ex-
River to Cotati. E1gtht .. indh !lines wo'll:1d 1'100 from / along Lakevi1:1e H d g h way to pa1Jd those lines, they wiH ha~e
~ Other portions to be built as tlhe II" e s e II" v 0 i r to Occidental, Sears. ~oint rd., where a~oth~r to do it sep~arately [rom the a~-
Ipary. of St~ge I ~re 13,.800 feet of jGamp Meeker and Graton. La- ' sl?' mtla1on , gallon reserVOlr wl'll tred~c~ !proJect. In ifact, Marm
136 1l1ch pipe WhIch WIll connect 'ter, a 3O-i:ndh line woUld conneot I be constructed. Mumolpa[ voters have awro:ved
[With the existing Petaluma Aq- the ~ueduct wiltlh Sebast'opol. l :CllTrently, ~ater use .in the $11 million ~or,fll of bonds to fi- I
ueduct so that water can be The fIrst stage would be com-[ S~moma-LakevIl[e area ~s four nan:ce new !lines !from Novato ItO
t~ansported southward into Ma- pleite by 1974, whHe the Sebasto- niil1ion galLons a day. Water their district. Construction wm
rm County. pol segment is sdh€duled fOT ' A~encw o:£ficia~s estima,t,e it will pro1baibly oc'cur soon.
I 1985. be nearlJ s'eJVen times that f1g- Next: Financing.
Stage II CO A S TAL AQUEDUCT -
r Stage II, scheduled .I")r con- (Continued on Pa 'e 3, Col. 1)
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