Construction of Serra Tanks Well No. 37


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara, City of (City of Santa Clara)
Document Title
Construction of Serra Tanks Well No. 37
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
City of Santa Clara

Document Description
The proposed project is the construction of a municipal groundwater production well for the purpose of drinking water supply. The new well will serve as replacement well to augment the lost supply that was once provided by eight previously abandoned wells within the City limits. The proposed well will be located in the southern portion of the site to the west of Tank 3. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information
Nelson Lui
City of Santa Clara
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone : (408) 615-2000


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Other Location Info
The project is located in the City of Santa Clara at200 Lawrence Expressway near the northwest intersection of Lawrence Expressway and Steven Creek Boulevard. The latitude and longitude of the site is 37°19'33.8"N, 122°00'10"W. The Serra Tanks site is bordered by Agilent Technologies to the east, Jenny Strand Park to the northwest, and I-280 to the south.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is the installation of a municipal groundwater supply well that will augment supply that was lost by previously abandoned wells within the City's limits. The proposed location is within an existing and developed site utilized for water storage and delivery within the City of Santa Clara. The site currently contains booster pumps, a generator; and three water storage tanks ranging in size from 4.2 to 4,6 million gallons in capacity that the City uses to send municipal water to customers. The project also involves new construction of the well which will include utility extensions to connect the new well to the existing distribution system that is present at the Serra Tanks site. In addition, the . project involves only minor alterations to land in an already developed site that is generally flat. The project does not involve any tree removal and no sensitive biological resources would be impacted by the drilling of the well and the construction of the pump station.


Notice of Exemption
2020020187_Construction of Serra Tanks   PDF 409 K

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