Marin Municipal Water District Desalination Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Marin Municipal Water District
Document Title
Marin Municipal Water District Desalination Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Light Industrial/Office General Plan: Light Industrial and Office
Document Description
A desalination plant is proposed that could ultimately supply up to 15 MGD. As currently envisioned, the project would be constructed in phases. The first phase would construct a 5 MGD facility. A 5 MGD facility would provide supplemental water supply, particularly during drought years, but would not completely balance projected supply and demand. In 2025, a continued imbalance of approximately 2,100 acre-feet of demand is projected, compared to supply available, even with a 5 MGD facility. MMWD has a number of options to make up this shortfall, one of the most promising of which is conservation. In June 2007, MMWD adopted a Water Conservation Master Plan, which defines a roadmap for augmenting MMWD's existing conservation programs and forecasts demand reductions that could result from successful implementation of these programs. These conservation programs are analyzed in this document as a supplemental and an alternative to a desalination facility. Subsequent phases could add capacity to the facility for an ultimate capacity of 15 MGD.

Contact Information

Eric McGuire
Agency Name
Marin Municipal Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Rafael

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (and Appurtenant Facilities)(Type Desalination pla)
Local Actions
Special District Water Supply Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)

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