By The Leader Staff
Assemblyman Rudy Salas applauds State Water Board as it awards over $6 million to Stratford Public Utility District

Assemblyman Rudy Salas applauded the State Water Resources Control Board's decision to award  Stratford with $6,568,100 in financing for the Stratford Public Utility District’s Wastewater Facilities Improvement Project.

The new financing is designed to help the local utility district build a new treatment and disposal system affordable to ratepayers. It also will address aging infrastructure to ensure proper management of the facility.

“Valley families should have access to clean and safe water,” said the Kings County representative in the California State Assembly. “After working with the Stratford water district on long-term solutions, I am thrilled to see such a huge investment secured to improve water conditions and infrastructure. I will continue to fight for our communities to get the resources needed to bring safe water projects to the Valley.”

Salas has long advocated for increased funding to the City of Stratford for water-related projects to improve conditions and strengthen existing infrastructure. The Wastewater Facilities Improvement Project will install a photovoltaic energy system and construct a new wastewater station, piping, storage and evaporation ponds, and new headworks with screening.