Beach Interceptor Sewer Tunnel and Pipeline Repair Project

9 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Water District
Document Title
Beach Interceptor Sewer Tunnel and Pipeline Repair Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The South Coast Water District operates the "Beach Interceptor Sewer and Tunnel" located between Three Arch Bay and Aliso Creek Beach in the southern area of the City of Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. The approximately 6-foot wide by 6-foot high tunnel was constructed in 1954 and is approximately two miles long, extending from South La Senda Drive in Three Arch Bay north to Aliso Creek Beach. The tunnel is mostly unlined and unsupported; however, heavy timber struts and wooden lining (lagging) have been installed in several sections of the tunnel. Over the past 56 years, subsequent repairs have been made to the wooden lagging, and a relatively short segment of the tunnel was enlarged and fortified with shortcrete in 2007. The tunnel condition is deteriorating with age, and repairs are needed throughout the tunnel to prevent tunnel and sewer pipe failure and allow safe working conditions in the tunnel.

Contact Information
Joseph McDivitt
South Coast Water District
31592 West Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

949 499-4555


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
South Coast Highway and West Street
State Highways
Hwy 1
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Sewer Construction)
Local Action
Other Action Local Coastal Permit Other Action: Sewer Construction
Project Issues
Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Recreation/Parks Noise Geologic/Seismic Coastal Zone Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Caltrans, District 12 Native American Heritage Commission California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 9 Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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