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

Document Description
Note: Review Extened The proposed project entails the construction and operation of a seawater desalination plant and related facilities with a capacity of 2.5 million gallons per day (mgd) and potential expandability to 4.5 mgd that would be shared by the City of Santa Cruz and the Soquel Creek Water District. The project includes: (1) a seawater intake and conveyance system consisting of an intake structure, intake pipeline, pump station, and transfer piping; (2) a seawater desalination plant that would provide for pre-treatment processing, desalination treatment, post-treatment processing and distribution, brine storage and disposal, residuals handling and disposal, chemical systems, and their associated support facilities; (3) a brine disposal and conveyance system consisting of brine storage at the desalination plant, a new pipeline to the City's Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) outfall, and outfall improvements; (4) potable water distribution system improvements; and (5) environmental design, construction, and operational features.

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
Use Permit Local Coastal Permit Design Review
Project Issues
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 Parks and Recreation California Department of Public Health California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Public Utilities Commission California State Lands Commission California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3

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