McCloud Community Services District General Manager Kevin Dalton informed the Board of Directors during their meeting last week that the State Revolving Fund Planning Application for water infrastructure funding was approved.

McCloud Community Services District General Manager Kevin Dalton informed the Board of Directors during their meeting last week that the State Revolving Fund Planning Application for water infrastructure funding was approved.

The funds will help complete the preliminary engineering and to address environmental requirements.

Earlier, SRF Specialist Jesse Lawson with the California Rural Water Association in Sacramento came to evaluate McCloud’s water infrastructure programs. CRWA’s assistance is provided to the district at no charge.

Dalton said the goal to this process is to create shovel-ready projects to improve MCSD options for funding large-scale projects and subsequently the Community Water System, which the board approved unanimously at the April 8 meeting.

During public comment, Diane Lowe, reading from a written statement said, “For five years MCSD has been working toward the sale of the town’s water to speculative builders, known for constructing Dollar Stores. Unknown is the mystery corporation that would actually operate a bottling plant. (There are ) many concerns from protecting the spring water from mass corporate exploitation, to plastic bottles contributing to toxic pollution that’s choking and poisoning life on our planet and especially the oceans.”