Major Expansion of Fresno’s Water System Nears Completion

A major expansion of Fresno’s water system will be completed this year, with the start-up of the new state-of-the-art treatment facility and pipelines that will allow the use of additional surface water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These changes will enable Fresno to achieve its long-term goal of becoming drought resilient by reducing dependence on groundwater and replenishing our aquifer.

Currently, most Fresno residents and businesses receive water from the underground aquifer. With start-up the new Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility, another source of high-quality drinking water will be available, and many Fresno water customers will receive a blend of treated surface water and groundwater. That blend will change seasonally and daily based on water demands. As always, all water delivered to homes and businesses will continue to meet federal and state water quality standards.

Please visit for more information, or call

844-FRESNOH2O with questions.

When will the change occur?
Water will be delivered to the new treatment facility for facility testing as early as March 2018. The water supply transition will occur gradually when water is delivered to customers starting in mid-May 2018 and continue as the facility is brought up to full operation in June 2018. The City of Fresno is committed to continuing to provide clean, safe, reliable water.

Join Us at a Community Meeting!
You’re invited to attend one of three community meetings to learn more about this water supply transition. Come early to meet City staff and experts who can answer your questions.

Monday, April 23
5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Presentation and Q&A: 6 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 2600 Fresno St.

Tuesday, April 24
7-9 p.m.
*Presentation and Q&A: 7:30 p.m.
Temperance-Kutner Elementary School Cafeteria, 1448 N. Armstrong Ave.

Wednesday, April 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Presentation and Q&A: 6 p.m.
Fresno High School Cafeteria, 1839 N. Echo Ave.