PHG15-0021 (Microfiltration/Reverse Osmosis Facility MF/RO)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Escondido, City of (City of Escondido)
Document Title
PHG15-0021 (Microfiltration/Reverse Osmosis Facility MF/RO)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site is vacant land and has a General Plan Land Use designation of U1 (Urban 1) and is zoned as Single-Family Residential R-1-6, which identifies the area for single family dwellings and related accessory uses on a lot size of 6,000 SF. Government facilities and utilities are allowed subject to the approval of a CUP.

Document Description
The proposed project involves a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the development of a city facility designed to provide advanced treatment for Title 22 quality recycled water produced at the City of Escondido's Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF) for agricultural uses. The facility would utilize membrane filtration [i.e., microfiltration (MF) ultrafiltration (UF) membranes] and reverse osmosis (RO) technologies sized for a total production capacity of 2.0 million gallons per day (mgd). The project consists of two separate buildings (approx. 14,440 SF Chemical Storage Building and an approx. 21,775 SF MF/RO Process Building) to house a variety of equipment, pumps, and electrical, control and storage rooms. The MF/RO facility would be designed to accommodate the installation of future equipment to provide an additional 1.0 mgd of production capacity. Underground storage tanks (90,000 gallon feed tank, 163,000 gallon inter-process tank, and a 970,000 gallon product storage tank) also would be installed, along with various above-ground pipes and holding tank(s). Primary access would be provided from E. Washington Avenue, with secondary access to El Norte Parkway. The perimeter of the site would be secured by a combination of new, six-foot-high masonry walls and decorative open fencing. the project also include a 1,500 kW emergency backup generator.

Contact Information
Jay Paul
City of Escondido
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone : (760) 839-4537


San Diego
Cross Streets
Citrus Avenue and El Norte Parkway
Total Acres
Parcel #
Glen View and Orange Glen ES
Escondido Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Micro-filtration Type, 2 to 3 MGD)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Water Facilities City Project
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Noise Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality Wildlife Land Use Other Other Issues: Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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