Recycled Water (Wastewater) Pond Ordinance


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Recycled Water (Wastewater) Pond Ordinance
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Urban, suburban and rural; all zones that allow occupied structures; all general plan designations
Document Description
The Butte County Recycled Water (Wastewater) Pond Ordinance (the proposed Ordinance, included as Appendix A to this IS) would codify a process for the siting, design, construction, use, maintenance, and regulation of recycled wastewater ponds for the holding and dispersing of recycled waters as defined in Section 198-2(E) of the Ordinance and (consistent with Title 22 CCR, Division 4 Env. Health, Ch. 3 - Water Recycling Criteria). Subject to the topographic, soils, design, setback, floodplain, and minimum flow/capacity limitations specified in the proposed Ordinance, a recycled wastewater pond could be built anywhere in the unincorporated County outside of municipal and sanitary district spheres of influence. A recycled wastewater pond would require approval of a use permit, WDRs, and other permits.

Contact Information

Chris Thomas
Agency Name
Butte County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise
Cross Streets
Ordinance would be applicable in the unincorporated County
Parcel #
All parcels in unincorporated County
State Highways
Hwy 70, 99, 149, 162
Oroville, Chico
Feather, Sacramento Rivers

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Other (Recycled Wastewater Pond Ordinance)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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