Thursday, July 11, 2019

Amador County Supervisors congratulate AWA on 60 years of service

Amador County Board of Supervisors Chair Brian Oneto presents AWA Board President Paul Molinelli, Jr. with a formal resolution congratulating AWA on 60 years of service and commending AWA’s contribution to quality of life in Amador County. Also pictured, left to right: AWA Directors Rich Farrington, Art Toy, and Susan Peters.

SUTTER CREEK, CA - The Amador Water Agency was congratulated on 60 years of service to Amador County by the Amador County Board of Supervisors at the Supervisors’ July 9 Board meeting.

At the Supervisors’ meeting, AWA General Manager Gene Mancebo presented a slide show with highlights of AWA accomplishments dating from the Water Agency’s founding as a special district in 1959.

At the conclusion of the slide show, the Supervisors approved a resolution commending the Agency’s contribution to quality of life in Amador County, including:
  • Construction of the upcountry’s Central Amador Water Project (or CAWP) when wells stopped producing during a drought in the 1970s;
  • Ending a 20-year moratorium on new hook-ups in Plymouth with completion of the Plymouth Pipeline;
  • Making great strides in water conservation by construction of the Amador Transmission Pipeline and three recycling plants;
  • Reducing carbon emissions and energy costs by completing the Gravity Supply Line and generating hydroelectric power;
  • Collaborating with Amador County Fire Protection Agencies to improve reliability and fire flows in order to protect communities throughout the county;
  • Successfully securing millions of dollars of state and federal grant funds allowing the Agency to make major infrastructure improvements and replacements at little or no cost to Amador County ratepayers.

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