The Calaveras County Water District is holding a town hall meeting in Copperopolis in mid-March to seek community input on an upcoming construction project to improve the District’s sewer system around Lake Tulloch. The project is currently in the planning/design phase, which is expected to be complete by the end of 2019 with construction slated for spring 2020.

The town hall meeting is open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday March 19 at Black Creek Hall, 920 Black Creek Drive, Copperopolis. CCWD will provide a project overview, take questions and be available for small-group discussions following the presentation.

This project will eliminate a 6-inch sewer pipeline that currently runs under a portion of Lake Tulloch and construct a new pipeline that runs 5,200 feet along O’Byrnes Ferry Road and Connor Estates Drive. The new pipeline will redirect sewer flows away from pump stations adjacent to Lake Tulloch, which will reduce the chances of spills occurring near the water. The project also includes the renovation of four sewer pump stations (two in Poker Flat and two in Copper Cove Subdivision), which will increase operational efficiency and reduce the potential risk of operational hazards to staff members. A preliminary cost estimate expects the project to cost $5.25 million, which will be funded by the District’s Sewer Capital Renovation and Replacement Fund.

This project will have the greatest impact on the following communities:

  • Lake Tulloch Shores at Poker Flat, Calypso Bay, Connor Estates, Copper Cove

The streets that will be most impacted are as follows:

  • East side of Tulloch: O’Byrnes Ferry Road (between Connor Estates Drive and Duchess Drive), Connor Estates Drive, Bret Harte Drive, Jimmy Way
  • West side of Tulloch: Kiva Drive, Tewa Court, Lakeshore Drive

For more information contact Joel Metzger, Manager of External Affairs, Conservation and Grants, or (209) 754-3123.

Written by Joel Metzger
Began work at CCWD on May 1, 2014.