Pal Alto Recycled Water Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
Pal Alto Recycled Water Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
GP: Single Family Rs & Research / Office Park Z: ROLM, R-1, RM-15, RM-30. R-2. CN, GM, PN, CS, RP
Document Description
The Project consists of the installation of a recycled water pipeline, a booster pump station, and a pump station at the RWQCP for the City of Palo Alto and represents the next increment of the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant's (RWQCP) ongoing expansion of its regional recycled water system. The proposed Project would involve the construction of approximately 5 miles of 12 to 18-inch recycled water pipelines, a booster pump station, approximately 5 miles of lateral pipelines to over 50 use sites, and a pump station at the RWQCP. The Project would initially serve approximately 900 AFY of recycled water, mostly to the Stanford Research Park Area. Future extensions could serve Stanford University and Los Altos Hills, as well as provide a loop by making a second connection to the Phase 2 Mountain View Project. The predominant use of recycled water for this Project is landscape irrigation. Some industrial use, such as commercial and light industrial cooling towers, could also be included at a later date.

Contact Information

Clare Campbell
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
E. Meadow Dr., Cowper St., Page Mill Rd., Hanover St., Hillview Ave., and Colorado Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Caltrain Railroad
Palo Alto Municipal
El Carmelo & Fairmeadow ES, Jane L Stafford MS
SF Bay, Matadero Creel, Barron Creek, Adobe Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Pipeline & Pumps)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Utilities
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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