59 Local Property Owners Losing Land to New Sewer Line

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, August 30, 2004
The project is the $600 million dollar sewer project, connection Natomas and West Sacramento with a treatment plant in Elk Grove. The regional sanitation district needs just 172 acres for the entire thing … but it’s in a ribbon of land 75 feet wide and 19 miles long. Some property owners have negotiated to sell … but 59 farmers, developers, want more. The line will cripple plans for an auto mall, new housing, and other development. Land prices are rising. Consultants are handling the negotiations on behalf of the district … with $28 million to spend for all the easements at the end of the day. The new sewer line is slated for completion in 2007.