What is the cost per acre-foot of water created?

Central Coast Blue provides a water supply benefit in excess of the volume of purified water injected into the groundwater basin each year.  Updated modeling has shown that if 900 acre-feet per year (AFY) of purified water is injected into the groundwater basin as part of Phase I, 1,420 AFY of groundwater can be extracted over and above current pumping rates. The injection wells create a seawater intrusion barrier that will allow the partner agencies to increase pumping rates without inducing seawater intrusion.  The cost of the water would be approximately $7,200/acre-foot assuming 900 AFY, or approximately $4,600/acre-foot assuming 1,420 AFY based on the estimated construction cost of Phase I of the project.

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1. What is the Central Coast Blue project?
2. Who is participating in the Central Coast Blue project?
3. How will the project provide water sustainability?
4. What is the current scope of the project?
5. What is the project timeline?
6. How much will the project cost? How will it be funded?
7. Why has the cost increased since the original project cost estimate?
8. How much additional water will Grover Beach receive?
9. Will the project require rehabilitation of newly improved residential streets in Grover Beach?
10. Why isn’t the City considering using the SSLOCSD plant as an alternative to this project?
11. Where can I learn more about the project?
12. How is Measure K-14 funding separate from the proposed rate study?
13. Why was the site for Central Coast Blue Advanced Water Purification Facility selected in Grover Beach?
14. Who owns the land for Central Coast Blue facility properties?
15. Were there specific requirements regarding the economic status of the community in which the Central Coast Blue facility had to be situated to qualify for grant funding?
16. When does the City expect to have Coastal Development Permit approval for all development within the Coastal zone areas in Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and Oceano?
17. Are other alternative water supplies feasible in creating the same level of benefits for Grover Beach residents?
18. How does the Oceano Community Services District factor into the Central Coast Blue Project?
19. What would Phase 2 of Central Coast Blue cost?
20. What is the cost per acre-foot of water created?