Palo Verde Potable Water Transmission Pipeline Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Palo Verde County Water District
Document Title
Palo Verde Potable Water Transmission Pipeline Project
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Present Land Use
Caltrans/PVID rights-of-way not designated. Private property-Agriculture (1 du/per 1.5 acres)
Document Description
The proposed project, located in the unincorporated community of Palo Verde within the County of Imperial, would occur within the PVID and Caltrans ROW along SR-78 where it crosses the Outfall Drain and some private property. Easements for the private property would be obtained following project approval. The project proposes to replace an existing 8 inch steel pipeline that currently runs underneath the Caltrans SR 78 Bridge 58-299 (Bridge) over the Palo Verde Outfall Drain, at the intersection of SR 78 and Outfall Drain. Proposed project design includes underground placement of 715 linear ft of 12 inch high-density PVC pipeline. The horizontal directional drilling method (HDD) would be used and would include a 3 stage process. The first stage would include drilling of a pilot hole on the designed path. The second stage would then enlarge the hole by passing a larger cutting tool known as the back reamer. The third stage would place then install the new piping by pulling it back through the enlarged hole.

Contact Information

Kathi Frice-Sanders
Agency Name
Palo Verde County Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
SR 78 (nearest cross street, Lugo Rd)
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Palo Verde Outfall Drain
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Palo Verde

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type pipe replacement)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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