Trinidad City Council Moves Forward with Water Study for Hotel Project

TRINIDAD, CA (KIEM) – The Trinidad City Council votes 4-0 to go ahead with a water study for a proposed hotel project. 

The $59,000 study will be conducted by the GHD Company. It will focus on alternative sources of supply, consider water demand and loss characteristics along with storage and distribution issues.

A push for the water study comes as the Trinidad Rancheria is trying to move forward with its hotel project. They need an additional 14,000 gallons of water from Luffenholtz Creek per day. Not all of the test results will be available before the August Coastal Commission meeting.

“The results here won’t be done until around the end of August. So somehow we’re just going to have to give them as much information that we can at that time. But it won’t be complete,” said Eli Naffah, Trinidad City Manager.  

 “I think with the fact that the City of Trinidad is making decisions to move forward with these studies, we will have additional information about our project and about alternative water supply that we’ll present at that meeting will certainly be helpful,” said David Tyson Interim CEO for Rancheria Economic Development Corporation.

The Coastal Commission is scheduled to meet in August at the Eureka Wharfinger building.