Shepard Canyon Emergency Sewer Cleaning and Repairs


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego, City of (City of San Diego)
Document Title
Shepard Canyon Emergency Sewer Cleaning and Repairs
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Emergency cleaning and repair by City forces of a 33-year old sewer line for a distance of approximately 21,519 feet. Approximately 93 manholes along 21,519 feet of 8-, 10-, 12-, 15-, 18-inch diameter sewer pipeline will need to be accessed. Severe root intrusion, heavy debris and grease, infiltration and mineral deposits have been observed in many sections of this line. Several emergency repairs and sewer overflows have occurred here in the past. Access to more manholes may be required and could include side canyons if necessary. Construction will include utilizing low impact equipment for grading and repair of maintenance access, including the installation of water crossings if needed. All work will be monitored by a biologist and erosion control measures will be implemented.

Contact Information
Cathy Cibit
City of San Diego
1222 First Avenue, MS-501
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 446-5343


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
sec. 15269
Reasons for Exemption
In the event of a sewer overflow, a significant amount of sewage would flow into the San Diego River and the Pacific Ocean, threatening wildlife habitat and public health and safety. Emergency cleaning is needed to prevent imminent spills and to avert further spills.

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