Mt. Elbrus (Tecolote) Canyon Emergency Sewer Repairs


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Mt. Elbrus (Tecolote) Canyon Emergency Sewer Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Emergency cleaning by City staff of a 50-year old sewer line for a distance of approximately 4,342. Severe root intrusion and grease as well as an exposed section of pipe have been noted from recent inspections of this line. The pipe size is an 8-inches in diameter and is made of vitrified clay. Construction will be needed in this canyon to approximately 17 manholes. Access to additonal manholes may be required during emergency cleaning. These construction activities include grading a new access. All work will be monitored by a biologist.

Contact Information

Cathy Cibit
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
15269 (b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This 50-year old trunk sewer line has not been accesed for cleaning and maintenance for many years. In addition, recent inspection has show: exposed pip, heavy grease and root intrusion. Due to these reasons there is a high potential for sewage spills. The average daily flow is approx. 0.33 million gallons per day (mgd) and the peak flow is as high as 0.67 mgd. Therefore, in the event of a sewage spill, a significant amount of flow would reach the Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean jeopardizing public health and safety.

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