Skylark Canyon Emergency Sewer Repairs


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Skylark Canyon Emergency Sewer Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Emergency cleaning by City staff of a 46-year old sewer line for a distance of approximately 1,748 feet. Severe root intrusion, cracked and offset joints, mineal deposits, and several sections of broken lines have been noted from recent televising of this line. Sewer overflows have been reported on 3/13 & 16/98 and 7/10/98 and emergency repairs were completed. The pipe size is an 8-inches in diameter and is made of vitrified clay. Construction will be needed in this canyon to approximately 12 manholes. Access to additonal manholes may be required during emergency cleaning. These construction activities include grading and repair of maintenance access. Once this is competed, other side cnayon areas may need to be accessed and sewer lines cleaned depending upon the results fo further inspections. 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
Reasons for Exemption
This 46 year old trunk sewer line has not been accessed for cleaning and maintenance for many years. In addition, recent inspection has shown: deteriorated, broken, and sagging pipelines; heavy root intrusion; displaced joints; multiple cracks; and significant sludge buildup in many sectionsl of the line. Due to these reasons there is a high potential for sewage spills. Therefore, in the event of a sewage spill, sewage would reach the Pacific Ocean jeopeardizing public health and safety.

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