Central Coast Blue Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pismo Beach
Document Title
Central Coast Blue Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Coastal Dunes RV Park and Campground; SSLOCSD WWTP; Undeveloped land; Paved roadway; Stormwater detention basin; Oceano Depot; Oceana County Airport; Union Pacific Railroad track See NOP for full details.
Document Description
The proposed project is a regional advanced purified water project intended to enhance supply reliability by reducing the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin's (SMGB) vulnerability to drought and seawater intrusion. The project would involve injection of advanced purified water into the SMGB via a series of injection wells installed at various locations to create a seawater intrusion barrier. Water for the project would be sourced from two of the region's wastewater treatment facilities - the Pismo Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (SSLOCSD) WWTP. Prior to injection to the SMGB, water would be treated to an advanced level of purification at a proposed ATF constructed at Assessor's Parcel Number 060-543-016 in Grover Beach. The proposed ATF would treat a combination of flows from the Pismo Beach WWTP and flows from the SSLOCSD WWTP for injection in the SMGB and/or for agricultural irrigation. In addition to the ATF, project components include an advanced purified water storage tank, an equalization basin, a pump station, distribution pipelines, injection wells, monitoring wells, one new production well, and potential agricultural irrigation pipelines. The project would alter the pumping regime of existing, operational production wells in the project area and would include construction of one new production well to optimize groundwater production in the area. Potential environmental effects include, but are not necessarily limited to, impacts related to air quality, biological resources, cultural and tribal cultural resources, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology/water quality, land use, noise, and transportation.

Contact Information

Matthew Downing
Agency Name
City of Pismo Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Grover Beach, Oceano
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
U.S. Highway 101; SR 1
Union Pacific Railroad
Oceano County Airport

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Advanced Treatment)(MGD 5.4), Other (Pipelines, Injection Wells, Monitoring Wells, Production Well)
Local Actions
Approval for use of funding
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Environmental Document

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