Reclamation releases draft O&M contract for C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100,

For Release: December 07, 2017

LOS BANOS, Calif. -The Bureau of Reclamation releases for public review the draft operation and maintenance contract for the C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant, Unit #6, between the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and Reclamation.

The draft contract establishes the terms for SLDMWA’s repayment of a Reclamation loan for the replacement of the 30-year-old Unit #6. The draft contract was developed based on public negotiation sessions between SLDMWA and Reclamation on Sep. 27, 2017 and Oct. 17, 2017. The draft contract is available at

Please mail comments by close of business Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, to Scott Taylor, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 or email You may also mail comments to Michael LeBarre, South-Central California Area Office, 1243 "N" Street, Fresno, CA 93721 or email For additional information, please contact Taylor at 916-978-5003 or LeBarre at 559-487-5041 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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