Talavera Pipeline Replacement Project - Phases land 2

Summary

SCH Number
2019088038
Lead Agency
Coachella Valley Water District
Document Title
Talavera Pipeline Replacement Project - Phases land 2
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/14/2019
Project Applicant
Coachella Valley Water District

Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes the replacement of approximately 30,380 linear feet of domestic water pipeline consisting of phases 1 and 2 for the Talavera Pipeline Replacement (Project). The purpose of the Project is to replace portions of corroded ductile iron pipe (DIP) and appurtenances within the master.-planned community of Talavera, The Talavera community was developed in 2005 and includes 782 homes. The domestic water system has experienced eight water main leaks during the past seven years, These leaks result in a lack of water service to CVWD customers during repairs, disruption to the community, unexpected expenses and additional staff time to address the impacts resulting from the pipe failures. In 2016, a geotechnical report characterized the soils in Talavera as severely corrosive to very severely corrosive. The report concluded that the DIP is subject to additional leaks and failure due to severe external corrosion. The report recommended that all pipe (51 1257 feet) be replaced with new pipe with corrosion protection. As currently planned, the pipeline would be replaced in five phases over six years. Phases I and 2 have been identified as most critical since five of the eight leaks have occurred within the areas that are identified as these two phases. See NOE for details.

Contact Information
Elizabeth Meyerhoff
Coachella Valley Water District
51501 Tyler St
Coachella, CA 92236

Phone : (760) 398-2661 ext. 2775

Location

Cities
Riverside
Counties
Riverside
Other Location Info
The project alignment is within the existing street right-of-way within the Talavera residential community located in the city of Indio, Riverside County, in a portion of sections 32 and 33, township 4 south range 7 east, San Bernardino Base and Meridian,

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines § 15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the repair and maintenance of existing public structures and facilities involving negligible or no expansion ofuse. In addition, State CEQA Guidelines § 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) allows for the replacement of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced,

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019088038   PDF 151 K

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