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June 10, 2015: FAQs Updated

The Washington Park Reservoir Improvements Project Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been updated with answers to the following questions:  

  • Why is this project happening?
  • Why do this now?
  • What is the current status of the project?
  • Why does the new water storage need to remain in Washington Park?
  • Will the project stop the landslide?
  • What would happen during an earthquake?
  • How will the reservoirs site change?
  • How will historic structures be preserved during construction?
  • Who has given input on the design?
  • How are community values reflected in the design?
  • How are public impacts being minimized?
  • Will trees need to be removed?
  • Will this change my drinking water?
  • Are there water quality benefits to covered reservoirs?
    Is radon contamination a concern?
  • What will the project cost and how is it being funded?
  • What is the land use process?
  • Who makes the final decision?
  • What’s happening now?

Access the FAQs here.