Mesa Water District Wells No. 12, No 14, and Pipeline Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2019029119
Lead Agency
Mesa Water District (MWD)
Document Title
Mesa Water District Wells No. 12, No 14, and Pipeline Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/23/2021

Document Description
Mesa Water District is proposing to construct two new potable water wells on approximately 0.89 acre of land located in the City of Santa Ana, California. In order to provide additional local water reliability, Mesa Water District purchased two properties within the City of Santa Ana to be used as groundwater well sites. Proposed Well No. 12 and associated structures and equipment would be constructed within a 0.43-acre site. Proposed Well No. 14 and associated structures and equipment would be constructed within a 0.46-acre site. Each well site will include a well building, electrical building, Southern California Edison transformer, chemical storage area, emergency backup generator, and a well water waste air gap. Both wells are located outside of Mesa Water District’s service area and will require the construction of approximately 4,500 feet of pipeline to connect the proposed wells to Mesa Water District’s existing system. The project is a component of the larger Santa Ana River Conservation and Conjunctive Use Program (SARCCUP), a watershed-scale collaborative program designed to improve the Santa Ana River watershed’s water supply resiliency and reliability to which the Orange County Water District is a participating agency. An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified by the Inland Empire Utility Agency for the SARCCUP project in 2019 (State Clearinghouse Number 2016101079) which identified the Orange County Water District as a Responsible Agency to the SARCCUP project. The Orange County Water District, as Responsible Agency, approved the SARCCUP EIR in April 2019. As a component of the implementation of the SARCCUP project, the Orange County Water District will provide grant funding for Mesa Water District’s Wells No. 12 and No. 14 and Pipeline Project. Mesa Water District certified a Mitigated Negative Declaration (State Clearinghouse Number 2019029119) for the Wells No. 12 and No. 14 and Pipeline Project in 2019, which identified the Orange County Water District as a Responsible Agency. In the Orange County Water District’s capacity as a Responsible Agency, the Orange County Water District Board of Directors approved a grant funding agreement with the Mesa Water District and approved the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Wells No. 12 and No. 14 and Pipeline Project in March 2021.

Contact Information
Shawn Nevill
Principal Planner
Responsible Agency
18700 Ward Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92704

Phone : (714) 469-5740
snevill@ocwd.com

Location

Coordinates
33°42'24"N 117°55'21"W
Cities
Costa Mesa Santa Ana
Counties
Orange
Cross Streets
4011 W. Chandler Avenue
Zip
92704
Total Acres
N/A
Parcel #
N/A
State Highways
N/A
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
N/A
Township
5s
Range
10w
Section
Newpor
Base
USGS
Other Location Info
The proposed Mesa Water District Wells No. 12 and No. 14 and Pipeline Project (“Project”) site is located in the City of Santa Ana, in the central portion of Orange County (County), within Section 28 of Township 5 South, Range 10 West, on the Newport Beach, California, U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute Quadrangle Map (2015). Well No. 12 is located at 4011 W. Chandler Avenue. Well No. 14 is located at 3120 S. Croddy Way. The proposed pipeline will connect the two wells to the Mesa Water District’s distribution system traversing Chandler Avenue to Croddy Way to W. MacArthur Boulevard to Hyland Avenue.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Orange County Water District
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Orange
Final Environmental Document Available at
Orange County Water District, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92704

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
OCWD - Mesa SARCCUP NOD (2021-03-18)   PDF 1290 K

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