Hughson Municipal Water Project

The City of Hughson has initiated a municipal water project, which includes two new wells, an arsenic treatment facility and a 1 million gallon storage/blending tank to address the City’s water quality and reliability issues as well as to ensure adequate supply for existing and future residents and businesses.  This project is referred to as the Well No. 7 Replacement Project.  After a couple of years coordinating with the State, the City was able to secure a favorable funding/financing agreement for the estimated $8.3 million project.  The agreement provides up to $5 million in the form of a grant, with the remaining funding coming from a 0% interest loan with a 30-year repayment.    

 The City’s goal is to provide the highest water quality possible to the Hughson residents and businesses.  The construction effort is underway, with the release of a bid package (technical specifications) for the first component of the project—the drilling of the two wells.  Three (3) additional phases will follow, including: construction of the storage tank, implementation of the arsenic treatment facility, and general well site construction activities.

 For more information, please check back here frequently or contact Jaylen French, Community Development Director at 209/883.4054 or jfrench@hughson.org.

Documents

Technical Specifications for Well #7 Replacement Project

Measure L

In November, Measure L, the countywide transportation sales tax measure passed with nearly 72 percent of the vote, the highest percentage by a first time transportation measure since 1989.  This shows the tremendous need in the community and speaks to the fact that 65% of the funds are going directly back to the cities for local projects.  In the City of Hughson, the pavement condition of all major roadways will be improved over the life of the measure.  Additionally, monies has been set aside to improve the condition of smaller residential streets as well.  The City has developed a detailed project list which indicates when each project is expected to be initiated.  Should you have any questions, please contact Jaylen French, Community Development Director at 209/883.4054 or jfrench@hughson.org.

Hughson’s New Enterprise Resource Planning Software

In an attempt to improve efficiency in the processing of licenses, permits and utility billing at City Hall, the City of Hughson will acquire a new, fully integrated, state-of-the-art software program.  What will this mean to residents?  We expect residents to notice greater transparency of financial information, improved customer service, real-time customer account information and online customer account capabilities.