Operation of the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center Water System (Southern California Youth Regional Treatment Center)


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Operation of the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center Water System (Southern California Youth Regional Treatment Center)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The SWRCB as the lead agency will be issuing a water supply permit. On Feb 10, 2015, Indian Health Services drilled a 100-gallon per minute, 1,217-foot deep well. A 74,000-gallon, 30-foot diameter above ground storage tank was constructed and a packaged booster pump; which includes two 10-horsepower pumps, and 116-gallon bladder tank, was installed in August 2015. A 100-gallon tank was installed to store the brine from the 2 softener canisters, and a 50 gallon hypochlorite tank was installed to provide chlorine to the main line by a pump. The water softener and chlorination system is housed in a 7.2 foot tall, 60.5 foot metal building, constructed with fans, vents, and lights. The installation of the water softener, chlorination system, and housing was completed on March 10, 2017. The water system also provides fire protection by packaged fire booster system. The project is part of a larger youth regional treatment center that will staff a maximum of 70 employees and provide alcohol and drug abuse treatment services to up to 32 Native American Youths per year. The project will provide for the operation of the facilities.

Contact Information

J. Steven Williams
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301 C:1
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of the operation of existing public structures involving no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. Pursuant to the California Fish and Wildlife Code, Section 711.4(d)(1). The CDFW environmental review filing fees do not apply.

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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