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City Departments

City of Ukiah Civic Center

Water Utility

NATURE HAS GIVEN THE CITY OF UKIAH A HIGH QUALITY SUPPLY OF COLD CLEAR WATER
The Water Treatment Department is dedicated to providing a safe and reliable supply of high-quality drinking water for the citizens of Ukiah and their guests. Our highly professional and competent staff monitors demand within the system and matches the output of the sources to meet the demand. On a daily basis, staff monitors disinfectant levels and flow rates. On a weekly basis, they collect samples to be analyzed for microbial contamination, color and odor. On a monthly schedule, they calibrate the instruments that display and record the various parameters that indicate primary water quality. Throughout the year our staff collects water samples to be analyzed for a variety of contaminants. The results of this work ensure the citizens of Ukiah that the quality is at a maximum, better than those required by both the United States Environmental Protection (USEPA) and the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW)

The City of Ukiah’s primary water source is the underflow from the Russian River which is classified as Ground Water under Direct Influence for Surface Water. There are four ground water sources located at various points within the City Limits. These sources meet the winter demand and supplement the summer demand. Because of the nature of ground water in the Ukiah Valley, the only requirement that is necessary at our wells is the addition of a disinfectant to maintain safe potable water in the distribution system.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT STAFF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • The maintenance and operation of the Water Treatment Plant
  • The maintenance and operation of four ground water wells
  • The maintenance and monitoring of eight storage finished water reservoir
  • Water Quality monitoring

 

WATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERVISOR:
Phone: 707-467-2842

BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday through Thursday 7:00am to 4:30 pm

WATER QUALITY CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS
2009 Consumer Confidence Report
2010 Consumer Confidence Report
2011 Consumer Confidence Report
2012 Consumer Confidence Report
2013 Consumer Confidence Report
2014 Consumer Confidence Report

2010 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
2010 Urban Water Management Plan

2015 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN- DRAFT
2015 Urban Water Management Plan- Draft for Public Comment

2016 WATER RATE STUDY:
The City of Ukiah retained The Reed Group, Inc. to develop a ten-year water system financial plan and to update water rates for the City’s water utility.
The purpose of the study was to ensure that water rates are sufficient to meet the utility’s financial and service obligations for ongoing operation and
maintenance, debt service, and capital improvements while maintaining prudent reserves.

The last adjustment to the water rates occurred in July 2014.

The water rate study included an in-depth analysis of the following:
• Review financial goals and policy objectives
• Review the current budget, debt obligations, and capital improvement plans
• Prepare a ten-year financial plan and determine annual water rate revenue
• requirements for the water utility
• Review the current water rate structure and recommend changes consistent
with rate setting objectives
• Develop water rate recommendations that meet the legal requirements for cost
of service
• Prepare a water rate study report to document the analyses performed during the study

The Final Water Rate Study and Proposition 218 Notice can be viewed here:
2016 Final Water Rate Study
2016 Water Proposition 218 Notice Final


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