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 Preparation
Present Land Use
GP: Industrial & Low Density Residential. Z: General Industrial & Single Family Residential/Various

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

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

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