Sequel Creek Water District Well Master Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Soquel Creek Water District
Document Title
Sequel Creek Water District Well Master Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The California Department of Public Health (Department), as the Responsible Agency, will be issuing a water supply permit to operate to Sequel Creek Water District (SqCWD). The proposed project is to implement the Well Master Plan (WMP) project to improve redundancy and flexibility in the SqCWD's water production and distribution system while redistributing pumping away from coastal and depressed groundwater areas. The WMP proposes a phased approach for adding five groundwater production wells to the SqCWD system. The WMP also proposes converting an existing irrigation well at Polo Grounds Regional park to a municipal well. Auxiliary improvements related to the five proposed wells include new pipelines and water treatment facilities. The SqCWD also proposed to abandon and destroy one deteriorating production well and remove two existing production wells from service and maintain those wells as inactive wells. Implantation of the WMP would not increase ground water pumping, but would allow SQCWD to redistribute groundwater pumping to achieve more uniform drawdown, reduce susceptibility to seawater intrusion, and minimize localized pumping depression. Implementation of the WMP would likely occur over a five-year period, with one new well constructed each year.

Contact Information

Jan Sweigert
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
In the vicinity of Sequel Drive, Capitola, Santa Cruz County

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Board - Division of Drinking Water
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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