Ranch Water Filtration Plant Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Margarita Water District
Document Title
Ranch Water Filtration Plant Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Undeveloped portion of a larger parcel that is owned by SMWD and is adjacent to the existing Chiquita Water Reclamation Plant.

Document Description
The Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD) is proposing to construct the Ranch Water Filtration Plant (WFP), new conveyance pipelines, and either the refurbishment or cleaning of an existing water conveyance pipeline.

Contact Information
Don Bunts
Santa Margarita Water District
Lead/Public Agency
26111 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Phone : (949) 459-6602


33°32'36"N 117°36'19"W
Rancho Mission Viejo
Cross Streets
Chiquita Canyon Drive and Esencia Drive
Total Acres
Esencia Elementary
San Juan Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Water Filtration Plant)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 (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, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB) 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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
MND_Ranch WFP   PDF 44041 K NOI Ranch WFP MND   PDF 1556 K Summary_Form_for_Ranch WFT MND   PDF 610 K
NOC Ranch WFP MND   PDF 248 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021020296_CDFW Comment   PDF 727 K

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