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Lateral 3 is a multi-joint pipe configuration contained in a concrete vault located in the Upper Reach of the system.  The vault contains a riser coming through the concrete floor, a meter, a valve, and affiliated piping.  Lateral three originally functioned as an operational component of Goleta Water District (GWD).  This lateral no longer operates as an operational component of GWD and currently functions as a blow-off structure.  A new blow-off structure will be re-constructed in its place.  The repair would require a shutdown of the SCC and coordination with impacted Member Agencies. The project was designed and under contract in FY 2017-18 and has been delayed due to drought and impacts from the Thomas Fire. Project implementation is planned for the winter of 2018-19.