Central Mutual Water Company Consolidation

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Porterville
Document Title
Central Mutual Water Company Consolidation
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Rural residential
Document Description
The Central Mutual Water Company (CMWC) is a private water company serving approximately 30 homes and one commercial business (day-care center) just south of the City of Porterville. The unincorporated community is located near the intersection of W. Gibbons Avenue and S. Kessing Street and is surrounded by agricultural fields on all sides. The Central Mutual Water Company system consists of one well on the west side of South Kessing Street, south of Gibbons Avenue. The well is approximately 200 feet deep, equipped with a 15-horsepower submersible pump and produces approximately 180 gallons per minute (gpm). There is also an 1,800-gallon hydropneumatic tank on the same parcel as the well. The water distribution system includes two 6” steel water mains that run parallel for approximately 1,300 feet in a north-south alignment in S. Kessing Street. All service connections branch from these mains. There are 3 fire hydrants, 39 1-inch services, and one 2-inch water service. The CMWC well is failing, having been repaired intermittently over the past several years, with connection to the City of Porterville, this well will be abandoned. In order to accommodate the request for consolidation for CMWC, the City’s UDB/SOI will expand and the City will annex the CMWC community into the City.

Contact Information

Julie Phillips
Agency Name
City of Porterville
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Cental Mutual Water Company
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Gibbons Avenue /Kessing Street
Parcel #
See Project Desc Section
State Highways
65, 190
Porterville Municipal Airport
Vandalia ES, Pioneer MS, PVL College
Tule River, Campbell Moreland Ditch
Other Location Info
Total Acres: 25 to 375 acres, dep. on alt Coordinates: See NOC for full details.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, 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 Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Consolidation & water service to approx 30 existing homes)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Biological Resources


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