Ballots for the single-item Measure I election must be turned in by tomorrow, March 5, at 8 p.m. If approved, Measure I will impose an ordinance on the City of Davis to move forward with the Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project.
According the the Yolo Elections voter guide, the project would provide 12 million gallons of water a day to residents of Davis. This would be surface water sourced from the Sacramento River. Presently, Davis relies only on groundwater wells.
Total construction costs for the City of Davis are estimated to be under $120 million and will require a water rate increase to Davis water customers, the guide says. The water rate increase is unknown, though a rate calculator can be found at water.cityofdavis.org.
Though it is too late to register for the election, voters who haven’t mailed in their ballots can drop off completed ballots at the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library at 315 E. 14th St.
— Becky Peterson