Reclamation Announces Wastewater System Rehabilitation Project at New Melones Reservoir

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The Bureau of Reclamation announces that beginning Monday, March 16, 2009, portions of the wastewater system in the Glory Hole and Tuttletown Recreation Areas at New Melones Reservoir will be shut down for rehabilitation of the sewage lift stations. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 15, 2009.

The Bureau of Reclamation announces that beginning Monday, March 16, 2009, portions of the wastewater system in the Glory Hole and Tuttletown Recreation Areas at New Melones Reservoir will be shut down for rehabilitation of the sewage lift stations. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 15, 2009.

Facility closures for the Glory Hole Recreation Area include Big Oak campsite 107 with the adjacent restroom, Big Oak campsites 126 and 128 with the adjacent restroom, Ironhorse campsite 1, Ironhorse campsite 18 and the adjacent restroom, and Ironhorse campsites 53 and 54 and the adjacent restroom. Facility closure for the Tuttletown Recreation Area will include the boat-launch area restroom. During this time, portable restrooms will be available.

Additional wastewater system rehabilitation work in the Tuttletown Recreation Area is scheduled for fall 2009, soon after the Labor Day weekend. Dates for the wastewater system renovation in Tuttletown will be published at a later time.

For additional information, please contact the New Melones Lake Administration Office at 209-536-9094 ext. 0. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov. To find out more about the Mid-Pacific region specifically, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/mp.

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Pete Lucero
916-978-5100

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