Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion Project

10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Chino Basin Municipal Water District
Document Title
Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
The Chino Desalter 3 Expansion 3 Expansion Project consists of an expansion of groundwater extraction and treatment in the southern portion of the Chino Basin from an existing 27,000 acre-feet annually to approximately 40,000 acre-feet annually. The project consists of installing and operating the following equipment and components; up to six new wells, new pipelines to deliver the raw water to the Chino I and II Desalters; new treatment facilities at the Chino II Desalter to treat the additional raw water; a possible concentrate reduction facility at the Chino II Desalter; up to four pump stations to transfer product water to potable water suppliers; and new pipelines to deliver the product (treated) water to water suppliers. Once installed, this expanded Desalter system will require electricity to operate wells, pump stations and expanded desalter facilities, and a small quantity of reject water may be disposed of through the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor line for treatment in Orange County.

Contact Information
Timothy Mim Mack
Chino Basin Desalter Authority
1425 South Bon View Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761

(909) 395-2657


33°58'11.1"N 117°39'.24"W
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
S. portion of Chino Basin, generally S. of SH 60 & N. of Prado Basin
State Highways
Hwy 60
Chino Airport
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
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Development Type
Water Facilities (10.5 MGD)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Supply Project
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Noise Geologic/Seismic Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control California Department of Public Health California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 8 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
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