Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility Levee Improvements and Recycled Water Facility Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
West Bay Sanitary District
Document Title
Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility Levee Improvements and Recycled Water Facility Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
West Bay Sanitary District
Present Land Use
Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility for a sanitary sewer district/industrial

Document Description
The West Bay Sanitary District (WBSD), is the lead agency responsible for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility Levee Improvements and Recycled Water Facility Project. The WBSD proposes to construct levee improvements and a new recycled water facility at its Flow Equalization and Resource Recovery Facility. The project provides Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 100-year and anticipated sea-level rise flood protection and allows the District to provide recycled water to customers.

Contact Information
Phil Scott, District Manager
West Bay Sanitary District
500 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone : (650) 321-0384
Fax : (650) 321-4265


37°29'45"N 122°10'33"W
Menlo Park
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Marsh Road and Bayfront Expressway
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
84, 101, 109
SamTrans, Caltrain
Palo Alto and San Carlos
TIDE Academy, Sequoia Union Highschool
Flood Slough, San Francisco Bay
Other Location Info
The project site is located at 1700 Marsh Road (Assessor's Parcel Number 055-400-010) in the northern part of Menlo Park, adjacent to San Francisco Bay and northwest of Bedwell Bayfront Park. Access to the site is provided via Highway 101 and Marsh Road. San Francisco Bay and Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge surround the site to the north, and Flood Slough and salt evaporation ponds to the west, and Bedwell Bayfront Park abuts the site's southern and eastern boundaries. The project site is approximately 20 acres in size. The FERRF currently provides temporary storage for sanitary sewer flows during peak flow events or conveyance system maintenance in three open storage basins. The basins are lined and surrounded by earthen levees and a perimeter access road. Because of the bayside location, the site contains northern coastal salt marsh, tidal slough, and California annual grassland habitats. The site also contains the remnants of a decommissioned wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) which operated from 1952-1980 and a small nursery for growing wetland and vegetation.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Recycled Water Type, 1.0 MGD) Other (Levee improvements for flood control and sea level rise)
Local Action
Site Plan Redevelopment Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance California Native American Heritage Commission San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission California State Lands Commission


Environmental Document
20200518_WBSD FERFF Levee Improvements and RWP NOP   PDF 3285 K
20200519_WBSD FERFF Levee Improvements and RWP NOC   PDF 310 K
State Comments
2020050414_SF Bay Con Comment   PDF 373 K 2020050414_State Lands Comment   PDF 383 K 2020050452_NAHC Comment   PDF 455 K

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