ENV19-0002 (Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis Facility - MFRO)

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Summary

SCH Number
2020039020
Lead Agency
Escondido, City of (City of Escondido)
Document Title
ENV19-0002 (Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis Facility - MFRO)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
City of Escondido
Present Land Use
The City of Escondido General Plan classifies the project site and surrounding areas as General Industrial Land Use with an underlying zoning designation of General Industrial (M-2). The site is currently developed with one single wide trailer used by the City's recycling group, one quadruple wide trailer previously used for training by various City departments, a metal storage building and an asphalt paved parking lot. The remainder of the site is used by the City Public Works and Utilities Departments for storage and heavy equipment training, except for a location on the west side that is used by EDCO, a waste disposal corporation, for the storage of empty roll-off bins. An asphalt construction company and waste disposal site are located to the north of the project site; Escondido City Public Works Yard and a mix concrete supplier to the east; Sprinter maintenance yard, heavy industrial and a variety of commercial retailers to the south; and industrial uses and a mix of commercial retailers and Interstate 15 to the west. The project site is accessible via a driveway along West Washington Avenue and a shared access driveway with two gated entrances on the west side. The site also is accessible towards the southeastern corner of the property from a bridge across the concrete flood control channel that connects the site to the City's Public Works Yard.

Document Description
The City currently produces tertiary-treated recycled water (recycled water), which is used for landscape and industrial purposes. Recycled water provided by the City is produced at the Hale Avenue Resources Recovery Facility (HARRF), a recycled water treatment and disposal facility that is owned and operated by the City. The HAR RF provides recycled water to other agencies as well as the City and excess recycled water that is not used by the City or sold to other recycled water customers, is disposed of via an ocean outfall. The City has in the past several years expanded the recycled water conveyance system towards the eastern areas of the City (recycled water pipelines, brine disposal pipeline and fiber optic conduits, recycled wate'r pump station and recycled water storage tank). The City expanded its recycled water system to result in a more dependable and sustainable water supply and to be less dependent on imported water for the City. The Escondido MFRO Facility would provide advanced treatment for Title 22 quality reuse water produced at the HARRF. The facility would utilize membrane filtration (MF) (i.e., microfiltration or ultrafiltration membranes) and reverse osmosis (RO) technologies sized for a total production capacity of 2.0 million gallons per day (mgd). High quality treated water would be blended with Title 22 recycled water within an on-site blend tank. The water would then be sent through the existing non-potable reuse water/agriculture pipelines and distributed to growers. This project component was originally conceptualized as part of the City's Potable Water Reuse Program (Reuse Program) identified in the Recycled Water Master Plan. See NOC for full project description.

Contact Information
Adam Finestone
City of Escondido Planning Division
201 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone : (760) 839-6203

Location

Coordinates
33°7'18.3"N 117°5'49.7"W
Cities
Escondido
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
Rock Springs Road
Zip
92025
Total Acres
Approx.10.3 acre
Parcel #
232-090-72-00
State Highways
I-15, SR 78
Railways
NCTD Inland Rail Line
Schools
Central Elementary, Del Rios Middle School, Classical Academy
Waterways
Escondido Creek
Township
12S
Range
2W
Section
21
Base
Esc.Quad
Other Location Info
Within the City of Escondido, on the southern side of W. Washington Avenue, between Rock Springs Road and Metcalf Avenue, addressed as 901 West Washington Avenue, Assessor's Parcel No. (APN 232-090-72-00).

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Filtration Type, 2.0 MGD) Other (Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis Facility Project)
Local Action
Water Filtration Project
Project Issues
Archaeologic-Historic Geologic/Seismic Noise Sewer Capacity Toxic/Hazardous Water Supply Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 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 14 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Department of Transportation, District 11

Attachments

Environmental Document
1-Draft IS-MND_   PDF 133081 K 2-AQGHG_Report_MFRO_   PDF 5147 K 3-Biology Report_MFRO_   PDF 4966 K 4-Cultural_Report_MFRO_   PDF 7264 K 5-Hazards_Report_MFRO_ (1)   PDF 111004 K NOI   PDF 109 K
NOC
NOC   PDF 1308 K
State Comments
2020039020_Caltrans Comment   PDF 289 K 2020039020_SWRCB Comment   PDF 258 K

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