Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion Project

11 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
Agency Name
Chino Basin Desalter Authority
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Development Types
Water Facilities (MGD 10.5)
Local Actions
Water Supply Project
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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