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At least two trucks now hauling water from Ukiah to the Mendocino Coast

At least two large trucks are now hauling more than 20,000 gallons of water from Ukiah to the Mendocino Coast, Ukiah City Manager Sage Sangiacomo reported this week.

Sangiacomo said the first delivery of water from Ukiah to Fort Bragg, which will be treating the water and making it available to people making water deliveries on the coast, began Sept. 8 “with a single truck, carrying about 5,000 gallons of water, but the truck was able to make two trips for about 10,000 gallons a day.”

As of Sept. 14, Sangiacomo said a “second certified water truck is in service, bringing the daily haul volume to approximately 23,000 gallons.” If and when more trucks begin hauling, Sangiacomo said the daily volume could reach 55,000 gallons.

“This is an unprecedented effort that has been made possible through a Mutual Aid agreement between the city of Ukiah, the county of Mendocino and the city of Fort Bragg,” Sangiacomo continued, explaining that the city of Ukiah is “simply supplying the water, (which) is then being picked up by haulers that the county is procuring, and then being delivered to the city of Fort Bragg and put into their system, and from there it is distributed to water haulers in the region for health and human safety purposes.”

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