Beach Interceptor Sewer Tunnel and Pipeline Repair Project

11 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
Agency Name
South Coast Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Sewer Construction)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, Sewer Construction
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation

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