Junction City ESD Water Treatment Upgrade


SCH Number
Public Agency
Junction City School District
Document Title
Junction City ESD Water Treatment Upgrade
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Junction City Elementary School (JCESD) currently has 75 students and 19 staff members on site on any given schoo! day. Special events can add up to 449 people on campus using the facilities. Junction City ESD well system was installed circa 1990 and recently updated (20L9). Due to the nature of the Trinity River influenced water source, the current JCESD well site provides adequate water quantity but the quality needs additional filtration and treatment to ensure it is potable for consumption. The current filtration and treatment system is approaching 30 years of age, which poses increasing risk for imminent failure. Additionally, there is currently no backup power source for the system, further posing a risk to this essential community facility, which also serves as a Red Cross / Community Center during wildfires and other emergency events. This project will upgrade the current system while also providing a propane fueled generator power backup to ensure consistent operation during emergency events. It is expected that this upgraded system will serve JCESD well into the future.

Contact Information

Jeff Morris
Agency Name
Trinity County Office of Education
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269(b), 15282 (k), 15282(m)
Reasons for Exemption
15269(b) states that an exemption may be granted due to “Emergency repairs to publicly or privately owned service facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety or welfare.” The proposed project will remedy a situation that will soon impact essential public health, safety and welfare, specifically of Junction City Elementary School students and staff. 15282 (k) states that an exemption may be granted in the case of “The installation of new pipeline or maintenance, repair, restoration, removal or demolition of an existing pipeline as set forth in Section 21080.21 of the Public Resources Code, as long as the project does not exceed one mile in length.” The proposed project will almost exclusively consist of the installation of new water filtration and treatment facilities that will include additional maintenance, repair, restoration and removal or demolition of an existing facilities servicing Junction City Elementary School to ensure services to meet the capacity at or just above the existing use. 15282(m) states that an exemption may be granted for “Minor alterations to utilities made for the purposes of complying with Sections 116410 and 116415 of the Health and Safety Code as set forth in Section 21080.26 of the Public Resources Code.” From a system standpoint, this is a minor alteration to the schools existing infrastructure.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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