New Wastewater Treatment Plant

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Ridgecrest
Document Title
New Wastewater Treatment Plant
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
Note: Final and Notice The Project consists of two alternatives and the no project alternative. Both alternatives 1 and 2 involve the construction of a new 3.6 million gallon per day capacity wastewater treatment facility with the capacity to expand in the future. Under alternative 1 this facility will be constructed on China Lake NAWS, adjacent to the existing WWTP. Wastewater from all areas of the City would continue to gravity-flow north to the WWTP, and the existing 20-inch force main would remain in use to pipe effluent south to disposal ponds at a City site, south of San Bernardino Boulevard's intersection with Ridgecrest Blvd. Under Alternative 2, the WWTP would be constructed on the City site. Flows from the northern half of the City would be collected and piped to the NAWS site then pumped southward by a new lift station to the new WWTP. An effluent force main would be constructed to pipe water north to new wastewater disposal ponds at the China Lake NAWS site. Under the No Project Alternative, the outdated and undersized current WWTP would continue to be used.

Contact Information

John Bracken
Agency Name
City of Ridgecrest
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern, San Bernardino
Cross Streets
NAWS site: Pole Line Rd & Knox Rd; City site: Church Ave & San Bernardino Blvd
State Highways
SR 178
NAWS; Tera Skypark
Gateway ES & Richmond Es
North Canal

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Water Facilities (Type WWTP & ponds, MGD 3.6)
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, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, GHG

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