Reclamation announces public teleconference negotiation for water service contracts with Central Valley Project Delta and San Felipe Unit Division Contractors

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht, 9169785100, mknecht@usbr.gov

For Release: June 19, 2020

FRESNO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled a teleconference negotiation session with Delta and San Felipe Division Contractors for water service contracts.

The date and time of the teleconference-only negotiation are as follows (call 877-932-2131 and, when prompted, type in participant passcode 4896209#):

June 23, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. PDT

The public is welcome to listen in during the teleconferencing negotiation. The public may comment after the closing of each negotiation session.

Section 4011 of the Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation (WIIN) Act directs Reclamation to convert water service contracts to repayment contracts upon a contractor’s request and authorizes prepayment of outstanding Central Valley Project construction costs. Under Section 4011, full repayment is due within three years of the contract conversion

Both the prepayment and accelerated repayment of the contracts will result in the federal government being repaid well in advance of the original repayment deadline. These dollars will be placed in a congressionally created account to fund much-needed storage projects. Increasing storage capacity will allow Reclamation’s projects to capture additional water in wet years to help meet the water needs for project purposes in dry years.

Check the following links to learn more about WIIN Act CVP contract conversions:

All negotiated contracts are available at: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/negotiated-conversion-contracts.html.

The entire list of contract conversion requests can be viewed here: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/docs/the-wiin-act-9d-conversion-tracker.xlsx.

View contract and WIIN Act information at: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/.

WIIN Act information is available at: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/wiin-act/. Contact Erma Leal at 559-262-0350 (TTY 800-877-8339) for more information.

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