San Luis Obispo, CA, February 2, 2016: The American Public Works Association’s
APWA) California Central Coast Chapter has recognized the Nipomo Community Services
District’s Supplemental Water Project as the local Public Works Project of the Year award
recipient. The Nipomo Supplemental Water Project Phase 1 (Project) is a $17.5 million project
which includes funding from a $2.2 million State of California Department of Water Resources
Grant. The Project facilitates interconnection of four regional water providers and the importation
of developed water from the City of Santa Maria to the Nipomo Mesa Management Area. The
Project increases Nipomo’s water resources and supply reliability for generations to come.
Selected for its uniqueness, the project overcame countless construction issues related to the
difficult site conditions, including sink holes that nearly resulted in the loss of the horizontal boring
The Supplemental Water Project will be submitted for National APWA award consideration
in March of 2016.
Other cities receiving awards include the City of Paso Robles for the Park ‘n’ Ride Parking lot
and Union Road Bike Lanes, and the City of San Luis Obispo Water Resource Recovery Facility
Energy Efficiency Project. The Professional of the Year was awarded to Ditas Esperanza,
Capital Projects Engineer for the City of Paso Robles.
For Release February 2, 2016
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