Regional Seawater Desalination Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz, City of (City of Santa Cruz)
Document Title
Regional Seawater Desalination Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
NOTE: Joint Lead Agencies. Extended review to end on January 10, 2011. The City and the SqCWD have partnered to implement the scwd2 Desalination Program. This program proposes a seawater desalination project to provide up to 2.5 million gallons per day of water. This water would help the SqCWD meet its water needs as it reduces its groundwater withdrawals of the overdrafted Soquel-Aptos area to prevent seawater intrusion, consistent with its Urban Water Management Plan Update and its Integrated Resources Plan, and would help the City of Santa Cruz Water Department (SCWD) meet the water needs of its service area during drought periods, as contemplated by both its Integrated Water Plan and its Urban Water Management Plan. The proposed desalination project would consist of: (1) a seawater intake structure, associated pump station, and conveyance piping; (2) a seawater desalination plant that would provide for pretreatment filtration, seawater reverse osmosis, post-treatment conditioning and disinfection, and solids handling processes and their associated support facilities; (3) a brine disposal and conveyance system; and (4) water supply delivery system improvements.

Contact Information
Heidi Luckenbach
City of Santa Cruz/Soquel Creek Water District
212 Locust Street, Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 420-5214


36.96°'"N 122.06°'"W
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Natural Bridges Dr., & Delaware Ave., Shaffer Rd., & Delaware Ave.,
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1
Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line
Pacific Collegiate
Pacific Ocean, Antonelli Pond, San Lorenzo River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (SeawaterDesalina Type, 2.5 MGD)
Local Action
Other Action Local Coastal Permit Use Permit Specific Plan General Plan Amendment Other Action: Design Permit
Project Issues
Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Coastal Zone Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission State Lands Commission Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 5 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marine Region Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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