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
Agency Name
Santa Margarita Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Mission Viejo
Cross Streets
Chiquita Canyon Drive and Esencia Drive
Total Acres
Esencia Elementary
San Juan Creek

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 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Water Filtration Plant)
Local Actions
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


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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