Telemetry Replacement 2021


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Telemetry Replacement 2021
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will replace telemetry equipment at nine potable water facility sites within the cities of Palm Desert, Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage. The sites facilities include Booster Stations (BO) and Wells (W): 1. B05655 47-490 PORTOLA AVENUE PALM DESERT 2. B05689 72-325 PAINTERS PATH PALM DESERT 3. W5664 38-301 NASTURTIUM WAY PALM DESERT 4. W5659 74-005 QUICKSILVER DRIVE PALM DESERT 5. W4509 30 VICTORIA FALLS DRIVE RANCHO MIRAGE 6. W5663 73-002 MAGNESIA FALLS DRIVE PALM DESERT 7. W4526 69-501 30TH AVENUE CATHEDRAL CITY 8. W4562 28-010 AVENIDA MARAVILLA CATHEDRAL CITY 9. W5625 73-748 MAGNESIA FALLS DRIVE PALM DESERT The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate and improve reliability of domestic water service. CVWD’s potable water distribution system is comprised of 169 remote sites, including well sites, booster stations and reservoirs throughout the Coachella Valley. These sites have a mix of legacy remote terminal units (mRTU) that are beyond their useful life, antiquated, and replacement parts are difficult to find. The replacement of this equipment with updated Programmatic Logic Controls (PLC) technology will provide for significant operational optimization through streamlined communications with our newly implemented SCADA system. CVWD is also participating in a Demand Response Program (DRP) with Enersponse through Southern California Edison. Construction will consist of removal and proper disposal of the existing electronic equipment. Nine new electronic PLCs will be installed, hard wired, and tested for operation. E-waste will be disposed of utilizing CVWD’s contracted services for disposal at an authorized recycling facility. Negligible downtime is anticipated for the facility installation, and will not impact CVWD potable water service. CVWD will replace equipment for nine sites over the next two-year period. Surrounding land uses consist of residential, commercial, recreational, and roadways. The project is not located within or adjacent to a conservation area associated with the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The project sites are located within developed urban areas, paved roadways or parking lots, and involve negligible ground disturbance

Contact Information

William Patterson
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage
Other Location Info
Cities of: Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Desert; Riverside County, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. State CEQA Guidelines §15032 (Replacement or Reconstruction) allows for projects consisting of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced.
County Clerk


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