Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) requires federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties. Because Federal resources will be used for this project, the Board of Water Supply (BWS) is required to consult with the public concerning the potential effect of the project on historic properties.  We would like to invite you to be a consulting party in the Section 106 consultation process.

We welcome any comments you have on the proposed project.  We are particularly interested in any information you may have on the historic properties and cultural sites in the area, or any associated cultural practices or beliefs about which you may have knowledge.  In addition, if you are acquainted with any persons or organizations that are knowledgeable about the proposed project area, or any descendants with ancestral, lineal or cultural ties to or cultural knowledge or concerns for, and cultural or religious attachment to the proposed project area, we would appreciate receiving their names and contact information.

The Board of Water Supply has prepared a draft Archaeological Literature Review (ALR) report in support of the Section 106 process.  That report provides an in-depth review of known historic properties in the vicinity of the proposed water system improvements project.  The draft report is recommending a project effect determination of "no historic properties affected."

If you would like to view or download a copy of the draft ALR report, you may do so by visiting the web site You may also use the comment space at the end of this survey to request that the ALR be mailed to you in paper form.