LAKE CASITAS : Help Sought to Pay for Pipeline Report
The Casitas Municipal Water District is asking several agencies to help pay for an environmental impact report on a pipeline that would bring state water to western and northern Ventura County.
The water board directed its staff to get agreements by July 25 from the city of Ventura, the United Water Conservation District and the Lake Castaic Water Agency to help pay for the study. Officials could not estimate how much it will cost.
The proposed pipeline would bring water about 36 miles from the California Aqueduct in Los Angeles County through Lake Castaic to Wells Road in Ventura.
The pipeline would cost about $88 million, $21 million less than originally estimated, primarily because the three agencies would no longer have to build a new water treatment plant, according to a report released this week by the Casitas district. The imported water would be treated at Lake Castaic.