Shafter Well No. 16

Summary

SCH Number
2007098082
Public Agency
City of Shafter
Document Title
Shafter Well No. 16
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/10/2007

Document Description
The City of Shafter owns and operates seven active groundwater wells that deliver domestic water to its municipal distribution system (State of California System No. 1510019). The City is proposing to drill and construct a new groundwater well on existing well site #6, with supporting treatment systems, to improve the operating efficiency of the distribution system. Well #6 contains one existing groundwater well and is operated on a City-owned lot located at 690 Minter Avenue. The well site is 9,109 square feet in size and is large enough to accommodate the project drilling and construction without impacting the operation of Well #6 and adjacent properties or residences. The well site is a corner lot with public right-of-way along its northern and eastern boundaries and an ally along its southern boundary. There is one residential lot located djacent along its western boundary. The source identification number of this well that is recognized by the State of California Department of Health Services (DHS) is 28S/25E-10R03 M. The new groundwater well project, hereinafter referred to as "Well #16," includes a more advanced pump motor, a hydropneumatic tank and water treatment facilities. The Well #16 pump motor and treatment facilities will be enclosed in a ventilated and secured structure to minimize noise and ensure only authorized personnel can access these critical well components. Well #16's discharge piping shall utilize the same tie-in point to the distribution system that Well #6 is using. Upon completion of the new well construction and DHS permitting, the Well #6 will be abandoned as directed by DHS or other regulatory agencies.

Contact Information
Wayne Clausen
City of Shafter
Lead/Public Agency
336 Pacific Avenue
Shafter, CA 93263

Phone : (661) 746-5002

Location

Cities
Shafter
Counties
Kern

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The new groundwater well (#16) is exempt from CEQA because it is replacing the existing groundwater well on water site #6, located at 690 Minter Avenue. There is no sensitive species habitat, no record of sensitive species, wetlands, or historical structures within, adjacent to, or near the existing groundwater well site. Ground water well site #6 is surrounded by existing urban development.

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