Buena Vista Pumping Plant Waterline Repair at Plains Lake Pump Station


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Buena Vista Pumping Plant Waterline Repair at Plains Lake Pump Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
SJFD staff will remove and replace a 180-foot section of buried 4-inch waterline due to a break in the line. Pipe replacement will include mobilization of a backhoe to dig a 2' wide by 3' deep trench. The new section of pipe will be fused to the existing pipe, then reburied. Trenching will be within an existing dirt access road and developed pump station. The line supplies water to the Plains Lake Pump Station, and connects to the fire suppression system at the Buena Vista Pumping Plant, which is integral to the function of the California Aqueduct. The beneficiaries of the project are water users in Southern California.

Contact Information

Shelly Amrhein
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
West Kern Waterline approximately 200 feet west of Lake Station Road, at the south end of the Plains Lake Pump Station.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
A break in the line causes an interruption of water to the fire suppression system, which results in improper operation of the Pumping Plant. This plant is critical infrastructure and integral to operation of the California Aqueduct. The aqueduct provides significant and important services to many Californians. This project is exempt because it involves emergency repair of critical infrastructure.


Notice of Exemption

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