Prior to the July 2004 commissioning of the Clovis Surface Water Treatment Plant, located on the eastern outskirts of the City, Clovis was facing a potential water shortage. The City’s groundwater wells and recharge facilities could no longer keep up with the demands of the City’s growth. Without the new water plant, the groundwater supplies could no longer support the water demands of the City.
In a span of 15 months, a 20-acre parcel of land was transformed from pasture land to a fully-functioning surface water treatment plant, converting raw water from the Enterprise Canal (originating from the Kings River) into a potable water source for the residents of Clovis.
The additional water production from the water plant enables the City to turn off a portion of its groundwater wells throughout the year, resulting in the replenishment of the water table. With the immediate capability of treating and delivering up to 22.5 million gallons per day of potable water to the City’s customers (expandable to 45 million gallons per day), the water needs for Clovis will be met for decades to come.