Photovoltaic Solar Generating Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Valley Sanitary District
Document Title
Photovoltaic Solar Generating Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Valley Sanitary District Reclamation Facility / Public / public

Document Description
The project would consist of installing 3,300 to 3,500 PV panels on ground-mounted fixed plane racks in staggered rows covering approximately 2.3 acres located generally in the northwest corner of the VSD site. The fixed-tilt racking will be oriented due south at a tilt angle of 15 degrees. The height of the panels will not exceed 20' and there will be approximately 18" of clearance between the ground and the bottom of the lowest mounted panel. The racks will be installed on H-beam upright members placed in excavated concrete foundations up to 7' deep bored by a powered auger drill. The solar panels would be mounted on H-beam cross members. The proposed project would generate approximately 1 megawatt of photovoltaic energy which is approximately 50% of VSD's electrical demand.

Contact Information
Ron Buchwald
Valley Sanitary District
45-500 Van Buren
Indio, CA 92201

Phone : (760) 238-5400


Cross Streets
Van Buren Street / Golf Center Parkway
Total Acres
Parcel #
601-380-017 / 603-020-008 and 009
State Highways
SR 111
Armistad Cont. HS
Whitewater Storm Channel

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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