Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Document for the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District – Water and Wastewater Treatment Upgrades and Expansion

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: January 28, 2013

NAPA, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed water and wastewater treatment upgrades and expansion by the Napa Berryessa Resort Improvement District, located in Napa County, Calif. The District’s proposed improvements will occur in three locations at the southern end of Lake Berryessa. The project area consists of Reclamation-owned land that is either currently under permanent easement to the District or for which a land-use agreement has been requested by the District, privately owned land or land owned by the District. The total size of the “footprint” for the proposed action is approximately 12.3 acres.

The purpose of the proposed action is to grant the District a land-use agreement for the expansion of wastewater ponds and the acceptance of proposed improvements to the District’s water and wastewater systems under existing land-use agreements with Reclamation. The District’s proposed improvements will allow the District to meet the standards of regulating agencies and meet current and future needs of the customers within the District’s boundaries by increasing the reliability and efficiency of the water and wastewater systems. 

The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available for public review at If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

Please send written comments by close of business Monday, February 11, to Melissa Harris, Bureau of Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630-1799. Comments may also be emailed to Harris at

For additional information or to request a copy of the draft document, please contact Harris at 916-989-7162. Copies of the Draft EA may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Lake Berryessa Office, 5520 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA 94558.

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The Draft EA