Water treatment plants in the Central Valley are closing due to a drought.
The California Water Resources Control Board on Monday approved the closure of two sites, Berkey and Waterfront Park, in the drought-stricken Central Valley.
The closure will affect the water treatment plants at Berkey, which has a capacity of 1.3 million gallons per day, and Waterfield Park, which is about 1.4 million gallons.
Both Berkey Water Treatment and Water Field Park are located in the Kern River Delta.
The Berkey facility is about 2,500 square feet, and the Waterfield park is about 3,000 square feet.
In an email to The Associated Press, Berkeys manager, Matt Smith, said the company was considering shutting down its three-unit water treatment plant in the valley due to water shortages in the area.
Smith said the shutdown would affect water distribution in the Valley.
“Our customers will continue to receive water in their tanks at the current rates.
This is just one more measure in our efforts to address water shortages,” Smith said.
Waterfront Park is about 500 feet (150 meters) from Berkey’s plant and is about 600 feet (180 meters) downstream.