Ione To Withdraw From ARSA

Ione To Withdraw From ARSA

Meeting last night, the Ione City Council has voted to give notice it is withdrawing from its agreement with the ARSA system, which could leave the City of Sutter Creek with no place to put its treated wastewater.   Under the current system, the City of Ione takes over 500 acre-feet of water from the ARSA system, which is treated water from Sutter Creek, Amador City and Martel, and after additional treatment, the water is used to irrigate the Castle Oaks Golf course.   With this notice, the arrangement will end in five years.   Changes to how Ione handles its own wastewater, and additional housing growth, make the city believe it can meet Castle Oak's needs without ARSA water.  “We need to reach the future and this agreement will not get us there.” said City Manager Jon Hanken.   Councilmember Dan Epperson noted that approving the notice still gave Ione plenty of time to negotiate a new agreement with ARSA.  In other business, the Council approved a construction management contract to oversee construction at the city's wastewater treatment facility and approved a contract for auditing services for the next two years.

 

Written by Craig Baracco

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