What is the Chrome 6 Project?
In 2014, California became the first state to set a drinking water regulation specifically for chromium-6 (Cr6+). The new standard is 10 parts per billion (ppb). Our Water Division is working hard to meet the new standard as quickly and economically as possible. This includes testing and analysis of the best treatment systems to reduce Cr6+. Of our 12 wells, the 8 wells most affected are testing at an average of about 13 parts per billion of chromium-6.

The estimated cost of these new treatment systems is approximately $20 million, plus an additional $750,000 per year to operate.

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1. How do you select the streets to be paved?
2. What is the rating on the condition of streets in Watsonville?
3. How can I see what projects the City has out to bid?
4. Are these public improvement standards up to date?
5. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, park strip area, and curb gutters?
6. Can we have stop signs placed at intersections in our neighborhood to reduce speeding?
7. Cars speed through my neighborhood, how can we get/request a speed bump?
8. Why do we pay sewer fees?
9. Does city staff replace the water mains?
10. Why do the water mains have to be replaced?
11. What is the Chrome 6 Project?
12. Who is liable for injuries caused by defective sidewalks?
13. How is the need for correction of landscape-related problems determined?
14. When is concrete repair needed?
15. When is curb and gutter repair required?
16. What are the options available for completing the work?
17. How does one go about finding a contractor?
18. Are there inspections and standards for concrete repair work?
19. Is the property owner responsible for repairs if the concrete damage is caused by a tree?
20. What measures should be taken to minimize concrete displacement by tree roots?