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Press Release Details

Media Alert:

Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Line Relocation Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

For Immediate Release
Date: October 22, 2010

Media contacts:
Debbie Kroner, OC Public Works

Orange County Flood Control District
in cooperation with the Orange County Sanitation District and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Santa Ana River Interceptor (SARI) Line Relocation Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

1 p.m.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Green River Golf Club
5215 Green River Road
Corona, California 92880

Over the years, erosion has put 4 miles of the SARI Line in jeopardy of failure during heavy rainstorms. Recent upgrades to Prado Dam and other river improvements by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have also significantly increased the potential rate at which water can be discharged into the Santa Ana River in times of need.

Relocating the SARI Line from Green River Golf Club where the pipeline enters Orange County to the SAVI Ranch business complex will have numerous benefits: ensuring continued sewer-service reliability for residents and businesses in Yorba Linda, east Anaheim, Orange and portions of Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Fountain Valley; safeguarding water quality in the Santa Ana River and the riparian habitat along its banks; and protecting the coastal waters and beaches in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, which lie at the mouth of the Santa Ana River. In addition, the Orange County Water District’s water recharge basins, which are adjacent to the Santa Ana River, will be safeguarded against the risk of possible contamination. Ensuring the integrity of the pipeline also safeguards Inland Empire businesses against a break in service, and protects Orange County Sanitation District’s treatment facilities. The SARI Line also helps manage salt levels in groundwater throughout the region.