East Porterville Emergency Water Supply Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017028014
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
East Porterville Emergency Water Supply Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Small portions of the community (approximately 20 percent) are currently receiving domestic water from the City of Porterville (City): the majority of residents depend on predominantly shallow, private wells for their water supply. Due to the effects of the ongoing drought, a large number of these wells have gone dry, or the water contains contaminants making it unsafe to drink. As a result, the residents of this disadvantaged community do not have a reliable supply of safe drinking water. DWR has identified approximately 800 residentai properties that are in need of a reliable and sustainable solution for drinking water. In cooperation with the State Water Board, Office of Emergency Services, the City, and Tulare County, DWR proposes to drill up to three wells, install one water storage tank, one booster pump station, over 4 miles of a combination of mainline and distribution pipelines, and 300 fire hydrants for fire protection. Each project component would require geotechnical investigations prior to construction.

Contact Information
Kevin Faulkenberry
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

530 230-3300

Location

Cities
Porterville
Counties
Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(4); 15269(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The drought demands immediate action to prevent or mitigate the loss of water supply.
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