Newell Wastewater System Renovation

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Newell County Water District
Document Title
Newell Wastewater System Renovation
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
The Newell County Water District wastewater system renovation project is proposed to eliminate sewage overflows and effecting groundwater. The existing collection system was installed in 1942 as part of the Japanese American detention center. There was limited installation of new pipe in 1982 to a small southern portion of the area. The original treatment system consisted of a sewage pumping station and an Imhoff tank with sludge and effluent beds. In 1982 a duplex sewage pumping station, a 4" sewer force main, 2 facultative lagoons and two percolation beds were constructed. In 1997 a third percolation bed was constructed. The grade of the existing collection system is nearly flat and leads to frequent system blockages and surcharging manholes. Pipe materials are vitrified day and concrete which are prone to cracks and leakage. The existing pipe and leakage. The existing pipe needs to be replaced and sloped correctly. A new pumping station will need to be constructed in order to assist in correct sloping. An existing second pumping station will be removed as unnecessary. The lagoons will require extensive renovation to improve the treatment of sewage.

Contact Information
Jim Cook
Newell County Water District
405 5th Avenue
Tulelake, CA 96134



State Highways
Modoc Northern
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Waste Treatment:Other ( ponds)
Project Issues
Water Supply Water Quality Archaeologic-Historic
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 2 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
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