Reclamation extends the public comment period for the released draft repayment contract for Central Valley Project contractors

Media Contact: Michael Jackson, 559-262-0300,

For Release: November 08, 2019

Public Notice

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the 60-day public comment period for the Westlands Water District draft repayment contract. This draft contract provides project water service and facilities repayment pursuant to the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act).

Section 4011 of the WIIN Act directs Reclamation to convert water service and existing repayment contracts for construction costs prepayments upon the contractor’s request.

The contract is available at:

Written comments must be received by close of business on January 8, 2020, and sent to Erma Leal, Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721, or faxed to 559-262-0371, or emailed to

Contact Leal for more information or to request a copy of the draft contract at 559-262-0350 (TTY 800-877-8339). Other WIIN Act information may be viewed at

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