Water Resources, Department of
(California Department of Water Resources)
South Bay Aqueduct (SBA) MP 42 Emergency Repair
NOE - Notice of Exemption
DWR will conduct an emergency repair of the underground pipeline after breaks in the pipe were discovered, compromising the integrity of the pipe in two separate sections, located near the terminal tank. The repair will consist of encasing the two compromised pipe sections, about 16 feet. The encasement alternative meets design requirements to structurally stabilize the pipe and meet the pipeline outage schedule.
Action necessasry to prevent a catastrophic failure of the pipeline. If this pipeline were to fail, water delivers to San Jose and the surrounding region would be curtailed until the pipe could be reconstructed or replaced.