Thursday, March 16, 2017

P3s & water

White House proposal to fix U.S. water infrastructure invites a large role for private-public partnerships

Private-public partnerships, a potential funding source, are complicated and controversial. J. CARL GANTER / Circle of Blue

Circle of Blue

Circle of Blue

The president promised a $1 trillion investment to make U.S. infrastructure whole again. The White House is adamant that such a big bet on the nation's arteries come with a large role for investor-owned companies and equity firms to form public-private partnerships. The role of P3s is a source of renewed debate.

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Residents are cautiously ready for use of spillway

Mercury News

With water soon set to flow down the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam, some residents are cautiously confident in repairs and haven't checked the newly minted evacuation plans yet. DWR announced Monday that spillway flows would resume "on or around March 17," for the first time since being shut off Feb. 27.

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Water shortages unlikely during reservoir repairs

Sacramento Bee & KQED San Francisco

State officials said Wednesday that Californians reliant on water pumped out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta won't face supply shortages, even as crews shut down a massive pumping station that serves much of Southern California for at least a month to make repairs to its intake reservoir.

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