The Sacramento Municipal Utility District authorized its general manager to seek permission from the Local Area Formation Commission to allow SMUD to annex a small parcel of land in nearby Yolo County so it can power the Sacramento County sanitation district?s expanded wastewater treatment facility. On January 20, the SMUD board unanimously agreed to have general manager Jan Schori submit an application to the regional LAFCO to allow it to serve the undeveloped 10-acre parcel in West Sacramento. However, the proposed service is in Pacific Gas & Electric territory. There are no poles or wires on the unincorporated parcel that will house the regional sanitation district?s planned 10 MW pumping station. The pumping station will be hooked to another of the district?s large pumping plants being built in northern Sacramento to meet the growing sewage load (see <i>Circuit<\/i>, September 12, 2003). The sanitation district asked SMUD to serve its expanded facility to avoid having to deal with two utilities, allowing for better coordination at less cost, according to Robert Shanks, sanitation district engineer. Whether PG&E will oppose the move is not clear, according to SMUD spokesperson Chris Capra.