The Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant represents the biggest project ever undertaken by the Sacramento County Water Agency. The Vineyard Plant plays a critical role in reducing our region’s dependence on groundwater and will ultimately help to preserve and sustain groundwater resources within the county. The Vineyard Plant features an innovative cooling design to adjust outside air for the interiors of the building. It also has an architectural design that maximizes the use of natural daylight and automated lighting control systems to minimize energy consumption. The plant also has local and recycled construction materials that were used throughout the construction process. Power for the operations of the facility is provided by a solar photovoltaic generating system built on the roof of the clear well. This solar power system has the capacity to generate more than 1MW of direct current.
FEMA Upgrades Sacramento County to a Class 3 in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (effective 1 May 2013). Residents in flood hazard areas receive 35 percent discount on flood insurance premiums.