Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant Solar Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Margarita Water District
Document Title
Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public Facilities
Document Description
The Project would involve the installation of solar panels along the northern edge of the development of the Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant (CWRP) facility. The Project consists of installing an approximate one megawatt alternating current photovoltaic power system at the CWRP. The panels will cover approximately 80,000 sf and would be constructed on low-height, fixed supports located on the southern-facing slope. The panels would be interconnected with wiring to local inverters and combiners. The power would then be carried from the various combiners through underground conductors to a transformer that would increase the voltage from 480 volts alternating current (VAC) to 4,160 VAC. The 4,160 VAC power would then be connected to the CWRP's electrical switchgear in a manner that meets the requirements of the local energy supplier, San Diego Gas and Electric.

Contact Information

Don Bunts
Agency Name
Santa Margarita Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Juan Capistrano
Cross Streets
Antonio Parkway / Ortega Hwy
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 74
Tesoro HS
San Juan Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 1)
Local Actions
Construction Approval
Project Issues
Biological Resources

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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