City of Santa Ana Well No. 32 Rehabilitation Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Ana
Document Title
City of Santa Ana Well No. 32 Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Water well/0 (Open Space)/O(Open Space)
Document Description
The City of Santa Ana is proposing to rehabilitate existing Well No. 32 by removing the existing pump and installing a new one with a variable frequency drive to pump well water. The Project includes construction of approximately 3,250 linear feet of new pipeline to pump the well water to the existing John Garthe Reservoir. The project also includes a new above ground well building with an electrical room and a separate chemical facility building for on-site generation of sodium hypochlorite to disinfect well production waters. Appurtenant features include demolition of underground facilities, site improvements and landscaping. The City encompasses 27.5 square miles and has a population of over 325,000 people. The City operates a water distribution system which includes more than 450 miles of water mains and over 44,000 water services. The City's potable water is obtained by using a combination of pumping from the Orange County Groundwater Basin using 21 existing groundwater wells and importing water via seven (7) Metropolitan Water District pipeline connections. The City has some wells that produce groundwater with elevated nitrate levels. The City has developed a Nitrate Blending Plan that mixes the high nitrate groundwater with low nitrate groundwater. One of the high nitrate wells is Well No. 32 and it has been inactive for over nine (9) years due to low operating efficiencies and high nitrate levels. See NOC for full details.

Contact Information

Armando Fernandez
Agency Name
City of Santa Ana, Public Works Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Santa Ana, Public Works
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Ana
Cross Streets
North Westwood Avenue/West Memory Lane
Total Acres
State Highways
1-5, SR-22
Santiago Elementary
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 8, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Water Facilities (Type Water Well, MGD 3.6)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils


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