MMWD Takes the Plunge on a New Pipeline

It might be time for a rain dance. The Marin Municipal Water District recently took the plunge on an initial $2.2 million investment toward a $65 million proposed emergency water pipeline planned to span the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge. 

“The intertie would connect Marin to larger water systems on an as-needed basis, providing more resilience in light of climate change, and more ability to ensure local water supply security compatible with a safe, healthy environment,” explains Cynthia Koehler, WaterNow Alliance executive director. 

According to current concepts, the bridge pipeline would carry up to 15 million gallons of water for eight miles on the top deck or attached to the underside of the top deck. The water would be purchased from the Central Valley agricultural area to be used in emergency situations.