The Natomas Mutual Water Company
Established 1921

Committed to providing water services and local resource management that meet the evolving, beneficial uses of shareholders, preserve our agricultural heritage and extend the region’s economic and environmental well-being through the protection of historic water rights.

Preparing for the Future

The Natomas Mutual Water Company is a private, not-for-profit corporation representing the interests of its 280 member/shareholders. For more than 80 years, Natomas has provided irrigation water, at cost, to its shareholders for agriculture use – reliably managing and delivering a resource that has helped preserve habitat and spur growth. Shareholders include farmers, developers, pioneering families, the Natomas Basin Conservancy, the city and county of Sacramento and more. Governed by an elected seven-member Board of Directors representing the area’s varied interests Local resource management protects historic surface and individual overlying groundwater rights, keeping the water for use where it’s meant to be used – in northern California. Natomas provides water to more than 33,200 acres of land north and west of the city limits of Sacramento. The Natomas service area is bordered on the west by the Sacramento River and stretches into Sutter County to the north.

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American Basin Fish Screen & Habitat Improvement Project

The Pritchard Lake Pumping Plant Replacement phase of the American Basin Fish Screen and Habitat Improvement Projects is the replacement of the existing 150 cubic feet per second (cfs) timber pile supported irrigation pumping plant with a new 150 cfs steel pile supported pumping plant. The new plant includes cylindrical wedge wire fish screens and cleaning system, new pumps and motors, welded steel discharge pipe, sediment jetting system, control system enclosure, and miscellaneous auxiliary equipment and site improvements.

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