Golden State Water Company Water Storage Tank and Access Road


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Golden State Water Company Water Storage Tank and Access Road
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
1-E-1 (Single Family Estate Residential, minimum parcel size of 1 acre)
Document Description
The project includes a request for a Minor Conditional Use Permit to allow installation and operation of a new water storage tank and improved access road on their property located at 4989 Foxen Canyon Road. The proposed water storage tank would have a capacity of 200,000 gallons, height of 27 feet, a diameter of 48 feet, and would be painted a non-reflective tan color. An outdoor stairway for maintenance purposes and an anti-climb cage would wrap around the northern portion of the water storage tank. The tank would be surrounded by a 6-foot tall chain link fence with a 16-foot wide access gate. The proposed project site is located within the southern and eastern portions of the property and the storage tank would be located near the top of slope at an approximate elevation of 551-ft. in order to meet the minimum pressure requirements necessary for successful operation of the water storage tank. Access would be provided via the proposed access road, which would extend from the existing driveway off Foxen Canyon Road to the new tank location. The majority of the access road will be paved as asphalt concrete. Sections of the access road for which the slope exceeds 15% will be concrete paved. Parking for maintenance staff is available near the existing well (designated as FC5) and will also be available near the proposed water storage tank at the end of the proposed access road.

Contact Information

Tina Mitchell
Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara - Planning and Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Golden State Water Company
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Barbara
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Foxen Canyon Road and Palmer Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Blochman Union School District
Cat Canyon Stream
Other Location Info
4989 Foxen Canyon Road, Sisquoc

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, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Other (Water Storage Tank)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Vegetation, Wildlife


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