San Benito County Water District Recycled Water Facility Phase I Demonstration Project

11 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County Water District
Document Title
San Benito County Water District Recycled Water Facility Phase I Demonstration Project
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Agriculture, Various

Document Description
NOTE: Shortened Review Per Lead The proposed project would result in the use of recycled water treated at the City of Hollister's Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant (DWTP) for agricultural irrigation on currently irrigated lands located along Wright Road adjacent to the recycled water distribution pipeline that extends to the Hollister Municipal Airport. The demonstration project would occur over the next 5 yrs during Phase I of the City's Long-Term Wastewater Management Plan (LTWWMP), prior to the demineralization of recycled water anticipated to begin in 2015 or earlier. Under the demonstration project, recycled water would offset use of CVP water or groundwater use for agricultural irrigation. Potential lands being considered for beneficial use of recycled water under the demonstration project consist of ~1,953 acres of currently irrigated lands within unincorporated San Benito County, just west of the City Hollister. Up to 800 acres of the total area identified may be selected for recycled water irrigation. Construction activities would be limited to the installation of minor pipeline turn-outs to provide a connection between existing irrigation systems and the approved recycled water distribution line extending from the DWTP to the Airport. No change to existing agricultural land uses would occur.

Contact Information
Jeff Cattaneo
San Benito County Water District
30 Mansfield Road
Hollister, CA 95023

Phone : (831) 637-8218


San Benito
Cross Streets
State Route 156, State Route 25 and Wright Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Southern Pacific
Hollister Municipal
Calaveras Elementary School
San Benito River
4, 5E

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (recycled water irrigation facilities)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: recycled water irrigation
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

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