Mil Potrero Mutual Water Company New/Replacement Wells 9 and 10

Summary

SCH Number
2017088587
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Mil Potrero Mutual Water Company New/Replacement Wells 9 and 10
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/24/2017

Document Description
The State Water Resources Control Board as the lead agency will be issuing a water supply permit. The Mil Potrero Manual Water Company proposes to drill 2 new wells, Well 9 and 10, each at or below 125 gallon per minute. Mil Potrero MWC will also be installing two 128 square foot, 12-foot tall buildings, one to house each new well, along with 800 feet of 6 inch piping and 100 feet of 3-inch piping to connect the wells to the system and provide for discharge. A 47-gallon chlorination tank. 5.25 square feet, chlorination pump, and .25 inch tubing may also be installed near each well to provide for chlorination of the water produced. The wells will be used in combination with the system's existing wells to maintain the typical production rate of the system. Existing wells 2-5, each between 30-45 years old, have each failed in the past and will each be phased out as they fail in the future. Well 1, that is over 45 years old, and well 6, that is over 30 years old, is planned to be used as a standby well. As the old wells are phased out the production capacity from wells 9 and 10 will be increased to maintain the normal demand. For each phased out well, a destruction permit will be obtained and corresponding failed well will be destroyed. This project will provide for the operation of these facilities.

Contact Information
Jaswinder Dhaliwal
State Water Resources Control Board
Tehachapi District Office 4925 Commerce Drive, Suite 120
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Phone : (661) 335-7315

Location

Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
Beechwood Way in Frazier Park
State Highways
Mil Potrero Highway

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2 and 3; S: 15302,03
Reasons for Exemption
Each well, piping, and chlorination system falls under a Class 3 exemption as it consists of a limited number of new small structures. The wells also fall under Class 2, as a replacement of existing utility system involving negligible expansion of capacity, as when the older wells in the system decline and fail, the new wells production will be increased to replace the current production rate; and upon complete failure each of the old wells will be decommissioned and be fully replaced by new wells. Pursuant to the California Fish and Wildlife Code, S: 711.4(d)(1), the CDFW environmental review filing fees do not apply.

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