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LOIS HENRY: Lamont’s water future secured with $25.4 million grant from state drinking water fund

Most Lamont residents likely had no idea that a mini hoopla held in the middle of town Monday morning next to a newly constructed well was actually a celebration of their children’s and their grandchildren’s futures.

“This is generational,” said Lamont Public Utilities District General Manager Scott Taylor. “It allows us to provide clean and safe — the keyword there being safe — drinking water for the people of this community.”

Lois Henry is the CEO and editor of SJV Water, a nonprofit, independent online news publication dedicated to covering water issues in the San Joaquin Valley. She can be reached at The website is