Adelanto WastewaterTreatment Plant Emergency Improvements

Summary

SCH Number
2011038236
Lead Agency
Adelanto, City of (City of Adelanto)
Document Title
Adelanto WastewaterTreatment Plant Emergency Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Regulated by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board Lahontan Region, the Adelanto Public Utilitiies Authority (APUA) provides water and wastewater treatment services to the City of Adelanto, a high desert community of approximately 31,000. The APUA wastewater treatment and collection facilities include: the Adelanto Wastewater Treatment Plant, 176,772 feet of gravity sewer lines, a sewage lift station at the intersection Koala Road and Desoto Avenue and associated force mains. Wastewater Treatment Emergency. With the use of the Micromedia system inoperable, in August 2009 the APUA diverted up to 1.2 million gallons per day of secondary-treated wastewater flows from the Biolac system to the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's (VVWRA) treatment facility for a short period of time to complete repair of a dislodged plugged pipe. The remaining flows were discharged to the four percolation ponds at the Adelanto Wastewater Treatment Plan. Until recently all wastewater was routed through the Biolac system then either diverted to the VVWRA's treatment facility or released into the APUA ponds. However, on July 28, 2010, APUA stopped diverting secondary-treated flows and began diverting 800,000 gallons per day of untreated wastewater influent to VVWRA.

Contact Information
Rick Gomez
City of Adelanto
11600 Air Expressway P.O. Box 10
Adelanto, CA 92301

(760) 246-2300

Location

Cities
Adelanto
Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
15269(b)(c) - 21080(b)(4)
Reasons for Exemption
Emergency means a sudden, unexpected occurence, involving a clear and imminent danger, demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property or essential public services.
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