WINTERHAVEN, Calif. – Improvements will be made to the water plant in Winterhaven starting today. The much needed project broke-ground this morning continuing the streak of improvements to the community, with a new fire station already in place, a new sheriff’s station on its way, and now the water plant.
Local leaders and community members met to celebrate the start of the much anticipated project that will improve their water system and install more than 10 fire hydrants.
“So often outline areas think that they don’t get the attention that they need, but this goes to show you that we do take it seriously in any time there’s a need like this,” said County Supervisor John Renison.
The last time the town’s water plant received improvements like these was in the early nineties according to local water officials.
“The water tanks had a lot of sediment in them, they needed to be re-coated. Thank god there were no asbestos in the paint which saved us a lot of money,” said Doylene Lugo, director of the Winterhaven Water District.
Crews began working on the $600,000 project immediately after the ceremony. They are scheduled to complete the project by December of this year.
“It’s just going to make a lot of things easier, better water, and with this we’ll be able to hook back up with the county board of supervisors in Imperial. We’ll be able to get more grants and complete re-establish, we can bring Winterhaven back to what it was,” said Lugo.