Freeport Regional Water Facility
The Freeport Regional Water Facility is located south of Sacramento on the Sacramento River. It is the result of a cooperative effort between the Sacramento County Water Agency and EBMUD, to provide drinking water for customers of both agencies.
EBMUD provides water to 1.3 million customers in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the East Bay. EBMUD's water supply comes primarily from the Mokelumne River watershed, located approximately 90 miles east of Oakland in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. During dry years only, EBMUD may complement its aggressive water conservation program by utilizing Freeport Regional Water Facility water; up to 100 million gallons of water per day.
The Sacramento County Water Agency supplies water to approximately 35,000 customers in the central part of Sacramento County. Sacramento County Water has historically relied on groundwater to supply drinking water to its customers. With the Freeport Regional Water Facility in operation, the agency can supplement groundwater use with up to 85 million gallons of water per day of surface water supplied by the Freeport Facility to minimize the effects on the groundwater table in central Sacramento County.
Construction and testing of all major facilities is now complete after a successful 10-day integrated project test in February 2011. EBMUD is ready to deliver a supplemental drought supply for EBMUD customers. SCWA completed its Water Treatment Plant in 2011.
Eileen White, Operations and Maintenance Department Manager
Phone: (510) 287-1149
For More Information
For photos, videos, maps, and and more information, visit the Freeport Regional Water Project website.